The Vermont legislature made substantial changes to the Renter Rebate program in Act 160 of 2020. These changes took effect in the 2021 tax year, impacting claims filed beginning with the 2022 income tax filing season and after. Below is a summary what renters should know about.
You must meet the following eligibility requirements to file a Renter Credit Claim:
You were domiciled in Vermont for the entire calendar year
You were not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer
You rented in Vermont at least six months, although the six months do not need to be consecutive
You meet the income eligibility limits based on your family size
What You Will Need to File
Your School Property Account Number (SPAN)
Form RCC-146, Renter Credit Claim
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How to File
You may file a Renter Credit Claim even if you are not required to file an income tax return because your income is below the filing requirement.
The Renter Credit Claim can be filed electronically through your tax software or directly in myVTax.
Learn more by watching our video.
To file a paper claim, download a copy of form RCC-146, Renter Credit Claim or you may request paper forms be mailed to you.
Mail the completed form to:
Vermont Department of Taxes
P.O. Box 1881
Montpelier, VT 05601-1645
For questions about filing a renter credit claim, contact us at email@example.com or call (802) 828-2865 or (866) 828-2865.
Laws, Regulations, and Guidance
|H.934||H.934 (Act 160) An act relating to renter rebate reform|
|GB-1128||myVTax Guide: How to Complete the Renter Credit Claim|
Video: How to File a Renter Credit Claim in myVTax (Form RCC-146)
|Initial Due Date||Final Date Accepted|
|April 18||October 16|
|No claims will be accepted after the October due date.|