What has Changed
The Vermont legislature made substantial changes to the Renter Rebate program in Act 160 of 2020. These changes will take effect in the 2021 tax year, impacting claims filed during the 2022 income tax filing season. Below is a summary of the important changes to the program that renters should know about.
New For Tax Year 2021
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
How to File
You may file a Renter Credit Claim even if you are not required to file an income tax return.
The Renter Credit Claim can be filed electronically through your tax software or directly in myVTax.
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
Forms and Instructions
|RCC-146||Instructions||Renter Credit Claim|
|2021 Income Tax Return Booklet||Included||2021 Vermont Income Tax Return Booklet The booklet includes forms and instructions for IN-111, IN-112, IN-113, IN-116, HS-122, RCC-146, HI-144|
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|
|FL-1305||Renter Credit Program Important Information for Renters|
|FL-1306||Renter Credit Program Important Information for Landlords|
Video: How to File a Renter Credit Claim in myVTax (Form RCC-146)
|Initial Due Date||Final Date Accepted|
|April 18||October 17|
|No claims will be accepted after the October due date.|