Personal Income Tax

Overview

Personal 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. Personal 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

  1. adjusted gross income and
  2. taxable income from your federal income tax return, found on Form 1040.

You may need additional information from your federal return to complete Form IN-111.

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)

Identification

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

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Prior Year Tax Forms

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NO. Instructions Title
Domicile Statement   Domicile Statement
HS-122, HI-144 Instructions

2020 Property Tax Credit Calculator

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
Publications
No. Download Title
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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Commissioner Craig Bolio
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