The Renter Rebate Program refunds to eligible renters the portion of rent paid that exceeds an established percentage for household income.
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Learn more about how to determine household income.
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
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:
- Form PR-141, Renter Rebate Claim, and Schedule HI-144, Household Income and Instructions
- The Form LC-142, Landlord Certificate, is available to file electronically on myVTax
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.