Online sales tax revenues double in Vermont, reflecting e-commerce boom [Video]

Craig Bolio, Susanne Young, Adam Greshin
Tax Commissioner Craig Bolio, left, Secretary of Administration Susanne Young and Finance Commissioner Adam Greshin are shown at a press conference last January. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

As more Vermonters shop online during the Covid-19 pandemic, revenues from state taxes on internet sales have doubled in recent months. 

Between March and September, about 10% of the state’s sales tax revenue — around $27 million — came from internet sales, according to the Vermont Department of Taxes.

Over the same period in 2019, the state received only $13 million in revenue from taxes on online sales. 

“All we can do is speak to what the numbers show and they show that the online sales are going up,” said Vermont Tax Commissioner Craig Bolio. 

“So it meets the anecdotes that you hear from folks saying that they’re shopping more online,” he added.

Tom Kavet, economist for the Vermont Legislature, said that from …

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