Renter Rebate Claim

For Renters

The Renter Rebate Program refunds to eligible renters the portion of rent paid that exceeds an established percentage for household income.

Household Income $0-9,999 $10,000-24,999 $25,000-47,000
Maximum Percentage of Income for Rent  2% 4.5% 5%

Learn more about how to determine household income.

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to file a Renter Rebate Claim:

  • You were domiciled in Vermont for the entire calendar year
  • You were not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer
  • Your Household Income did not exceed $47,000
  • You are the only person in the household making a renter rebate claim
  • You rented in Vermont for the entire year from January 1 through December 31

Exception: Homeowners who sell their homestead property before April 1 and then rent through December 31 may file a claim for rent paid.

You may file a Renter Rebate Claim even if you are not required to file an income tax return. To file a claim, you must submit the following forms:

​New for 2017: The Renter Rebate Claim can be filed electronically through your tax software or directly in myVTax, the Department's online portal.

Unable to get a certificate from your landlord?

You may still file a renter rebate claim. Complete a Landlord's Certificate including your landlord's name, address, and telephone number, attach copies of your cancelled checks or receipts for rent paid, and attach a letter explaining why you could not get a Landlord's Certificate.

Mail completed renter rebate forms to:

Vermont Department of Taxes
PO Box 1881 Montpelier, VT
05601-1881

Contact Us

For questions about filing a renter rebate claim, contact us at (802) 828-2865 or (866) 828-2865.

BUTTON: RRebate Status

BUTTON: RRebate LC Paper

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Contact Us

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

Taxpayer Assistance Window
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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