House Expands Sales Tax To Cover Dietary Supplements

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Vermont’s 6 percent sales tax would apply for the first time to vitamins and other dietary supplements, under a measure approved by the state House of Representatives.

That’s one provision of a miscellaneous tax bill that won final passage in the House on Friday and now moves to the Senate for action.

Final passage came after an exemption was carved into the new tax for supplements taken with a doctor’s prescription.

The change will takes effect in July. It was one of several to made to Vermont’s tax laws to raise revenue to offset what lawmakers said otherwise might have been an increase in school property taxes.

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