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
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 paper renter rebate claim. Complete a paper Landlord Certificate. Include your landlord's name, address, and telephone number, and attach copies of your cancelled checks or receipts for rent paid. Attach a letter explaining why you could not get a Landlord Certificate. Do not sign the form.
Mail completed renter rebate forms to:
Vermont Department of Taxes
PO Box 1881
Montpelier, VT 05601-1881