Property Tax Adjustment Claim

The Vermont Property Tax Adjustment assists many Vermont homeowners with paying their property taxes. You may be eligible for a property tax adjustment on your property taxes if your property qualifies as a homestead and you meet the eligibility requirements described in this fact sheet. The maximum adjustment property tax adjustment is $8,000.00

Who Is Eligible To File A Claim?

In order to file a property tax adjustment claim, you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Your property qualifies as a homestead, and you have filed a Homestead Declaration for the 2016 grand list
  • You were domiciled in Vermont for the full prior calendar year
  • You were not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer
  • You have the property as your homestead as of April 1; and
  • You meet the household income criteria (see form for current year income limit).

Learn more about how to determine household income.

Ready to file your claim? Review our filing checklist to make sure you have the correct forms.

Due Dates for the Property Tax Adjustment

Claims for Property Tax Adjustments are due April 18. Those who file after April 18 must pay a $15 late filing fee, which will be deducted from the Property Tax Adjustment. Claims filed after Oct. 16 or incomplete claims will not be accepted. For 2016 only, the due dates are April 18 and Oct. 16.

Please note: Adjustment amounts calculated using the Property Tax Adjustment tool are estimates based on education tax rate information as of January 2017.

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Commissioner Kaj Samsom
133 State Street | Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2505

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