Income tax is collected from individuals or entities. When you file your tax return annually on or before the April filing deadline, you are reconciling the amount of taxes you have paid along with any additions, credits, and deductions.
When is Income Tax Paid
Income tax is generally paid throughout the year based on earnings and employment status. Your employer withholds taxes from each paycheck and sends it to the Department of Taxes. If you are self-employed, you must pay your own tax to the Department, usually quarterly.
How to File
Federal Income Tax Return
To file your Vermont Income Tax Return, you will need to enter your
- adjusted gross income and
- taxable income from your federal income tax return, found on Form 1040.
You may need additional information from your federal return to complete your Form IN-111, Vermont Income Tax Return.
Statement Showing Income
When you file a Vermont income tax return, you will need a statement from your employer showing earnings. If you are self-employed, you do not have to file any specific documents to show earnings, but the Department may request proof of earnings if you claim a tax credit, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. You also will need statements showing income from investments and other sources. These statements may include one or more of the following:
- Form W-2(s), Wage and Tax Statement, from your employer
- Form 1099(s)
The State of Vermont is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver's license or state-issued identification card. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification, and providing the information could help process your return more quickly.
Review the Vermont Income Tax Return filing checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
Forms and Publications
|Domicile Statement||Domicile Statement|
|HS-122, HI-144||Instructions||Homestead Declaration AND Property Tax Credit|
|HS-122W||Vermont Homestead Declaration and/or Property Tax Credit Withdrawal|
|IN-111||Instructions||Vermont Income Tax Return|
|IN-112||Instructions||VT Tax Adjustments and Credits|
|IN-113||Instructions||Income Adjustment Calculations|
|IN-114||Instructions||2020 Individual Income Estimated Tax Payment Voucher|
|IN-116||Income Tax Payment Voucher|
|IN-117||Instructions||Vermont Credit for Income Tax Paid to Other State or Canadian Province|
|IN-119||Instructions||Vermont Economic Incentive Income Tax Credits|
|IN-151||Application for Extension of Time to File Form In-111 Vermont Individual Income Tax Return|
|IN-152||Calculator||Underpayment of 2019 Estimated Individual Income Tax|
|IN-152A||Calculator||Annualized Income Installment Method for Underpayment of 2019 Estimated Tax by Individual, Estates, and Trusts|
|IN-153||Instructions||Capital Gains Exclusion Calculation|
|W-4VT||Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate|
|Rate Schedules||2019 Vermont Rate Schedules|
|Tax Tables||2019 Vermont Tax Tables|
|School District Codes||PDF Download||Vermont School District Codes|
|FS-1073||Where's My Vermont Income Tax Refund?|
|FS-1057||Vermont Schedule HI-144: Determining Household Income|
|FS-1037||The Vermont Renter Rebate Claim|
|FS-1035||Vermont Use Tax for Individuals|
|GB-1262||Discrepancy Reference Guide for Vermont Form IN-111|
|GB-1099||Vermont Tax Guide for Military and National Services|
|IG-1164||Where's My Vermont Income Tax Refund?|
|FL-1166_Color||Free Tax Help for Vermonters Color|
|FL-1166_BW||Free Tax Help for Vermonters BW|
|FL-1167_Color||Tax Season 2020 Color|
|FL-1167_BW||Tax Season 2020 BW|
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