Questions about the new

Vermont Distributor Fuel Tax Return?

Click here to download VFDA's

Compliance Bulletin on the new way to pay.

The Vermont Motor Fuel Transportation Infrastructure Assessment (MFTIA) is based on 2% of the state average retail price of gasoline, adjusted quarterly, exclusive of federal and state taxes. Click here to review prior MFTIA fees. 

The Vermont Motor Fuel Tax Assessment (MFTA) is based on 4% of the state average retail price of gasoline, adjusted quarterly (exclusive of federal and state taxes). No matter what the average retail price, the law states that MFTA fee must be at least $0.134 per gallon but no higher than $0.18 per gallon. Click here to review prior MFTA fees.

The Vermont Petroleum Distributors Licensing Fee (PDLF) is paid on all gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel sold in Vermont. Revenue from the PDLF goes to the Petroleum Cleanup Fund (PCF), which helps pay for pollution remediation and pro-active measures to reduce the occurrence of fuel spills.

The Federal Oil Spill Liability Tax (OSLT) of 9-cents per barrel  is paid by refiners and producers. While the OSLT is typically embedded in the wholesale rack price, some suppliers break out the tax as a separate line item on invoices.

Click here to download this compliance bulletin.

Click here to see motor fuel taxes and fees from prior quarters.

Click here for motor fuel sales data from the Vermont DMV.

Gasoline sales in Vermont declined 16% in 2020 as compared to 2019. Diesel sales were down 7%.

Details on Vermont sales of gasoline and diesel below, courtesy of the Vermont Joint Fiscal Office.