Vermont Income Taxes and VT State Tax Forms

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Your Vermont Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Vermont Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Vermont State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Vermont Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Vermont State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Vermont State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Vermont State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form IN-111
Income Tax Return
Form IN-112
VT Tax Adjustments and Credits
Form IN-113
Income Adjustment Calculations
Form IN-116
Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IN-119
VT Economic Incentive Income Tax Credits
Form IN-152
Underpayment of Estimated Individual Income Tax
Form PR-141/HI-144
Renter Rebate Claim/ Household Income
Schedule IN-117
Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State
Vermont Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Cannot be efiled
Individual Income Estimated Tax Payment Voucher
Cannot be efiled
Form IN-116
Income Tax Payment Voucher
Cannot be efiled


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Vermont efile Error Codes

If your Vermont state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Vermont State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File an Vermont Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Vermont return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that Vermont will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Vermont tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form IN-151. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form IN-151 on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form 40V is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form IN-151 unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare an Vermont tax return to find out what your Vermont state income tax payment will be.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File An Vermont Tax Amendment

Amended Vermont tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Vermont tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Vermont tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Vermont Tax Forms

Vermont state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Vermont Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Income Tax Return
VT Tax Adjustments and Credits
Income Adjustment Calculations
Income Tax Payment Voucher
VT Economic Incentive Income Tax Credits
Underpayment of Estimated Individual Income Tax
Renter Rebate Claim/ Household Income
Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State

2016 Tax Year Vermont Tax Forms

Vermont state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Vermont Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Income Tax Return
VT Tax Adjustments and Credits
Income Adjustment Calculations
Income Tax Payment Voucher
VT Economic Incentive Income Tax Credits
Underpayment of Estimated Individual Income Tax
Renter Rebate Claim/ Household Income
Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State

Vermont Tax Facts

VT Income Tax

Vermont individual income is taxed across five tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:

  • 3.55% on the first $37,900 of taxable income
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $37,901 and $75,000
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $75,001 and $91,850
  • 7.8% on taxable income between $91,851 and $191,650
  • 8.8% on taxable income between $191,651 and $416,650
  • 8.95% on taxable income above $416,650

The tax brackets for married couples filing joint returns are:

  • 3.55% on the first $63,300 of taxable income.
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $63,301 and $75,000
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $75,001 and $153,000
  • 7.8% on taxable income between $153,001 and $233,300
  • 8.8% on taxable income between $233,301 and $411,500
  • 8.95% on taxable income above $411,500

The tax brackets for heads of household are:

  • 3.55% on the first $50,800 of taxable income.
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $50,801 and $75,000
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $75,001 and $131,200
  • 7.8% on taxable income between $131,201 and $212,450
  • 8.8% on taxable income between $212,451 and $416,650
  • 8.95% on taxable income above $416,650

The tax brackets for married couples filing separate returns are:

  • 3.55% on the first $31,650 of taxable income.
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $31,651 and $75,000
  • 6.8% on taxable income between $75,001 and $76,550
  • 7.8% on taxable income between $76,551 and $116,650
  • 8.8% on taxable income between $116,651 and $208,325
  • 8.95% on taxable income above $208,325

VT Sales Tax

Vermont has a 6% general sales tax rate, which is imposed on amusement charges, sales of tangible personal property, some public utility charges, fabrication charges, and some service contracts.

Several Vermont jurisdictions also collect local option sales taxes on meals, rooms, and other general purchases.

More information on Vermont Sales Tax

VT Personal Property Tax

Personal property taxes in Vermont are imposed at the local level. The taxes collected support education and municipal services.

Taxpayers in Vermont no longer have to file Form HS-131, Homestead Declaration, annually. Once they file the form, it remains on record until the home is sold or there's a change in the homestead's use.

Form HS-145, Property Tax Adjustment Claim, assists VT residents to pay their property taxes. This form must be filed for every Tax Year. Eligibility requirements include proof of homestead ownership, use of the property as a principal residence, and residency for the full Tax Year. You also must meet household income criteria.

Odd Vermont Tax Fact

Individuals who earned income from being in a commercial filmed in Vermont can receive an unlimited tax credit. The credit amount is the difference of the tax on the commercial income (at his or her state of residence's highest personal income tax rate) and Vermont's income tax rate.

Vermont State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Vermont Department of Revenue at 866-828-2865.

For more information on Vermont state income taxes, you can visit the website of the Vermont Department of Revenue.

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