Renter Rebate Claim

Overview

For Renters

The Renter Rebate Program refunds to eligible renters the portion of rent paid that exceeds an established percentage for household income. Determine your household income.

Household Income $0-9,999 $10,000-24,999 $25,000-47,000
Maximum Percentage of Income for Rent 2% 4.5% 5%

Information for Landlords

Eligibility

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

Exception: Homeowners who sell their homestead property before April 1 and then rent through December 31 may file a claim for rent paid.

How to File

Online
The Renter Rebate Claim can be filed electronically through your tax software or directly in myVTax.

Paper Returns
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, and Schedule HI-144
  • Form LC-142

Forms and Publications

No. Instructions Title
LC-142 Instructions Vermont Landlord Certificate
PR-141, HI-144 Instructions Renter Rebate Claim
Publications
No.   Title
FS-1148   Form LC-142, the Landlord Certificate
FS-1057   Vermont Schedule HI-144: Determining Household Income
FS-1037   The Vermont Renter Rebate Claim
GB-1128   myVTax Guide: How to Complete the Renter Rebate Claim
GB-1127   myVTax Guide: How to Complete the Landlord Certificate
Watch   Video: How to Complete the Renter Rebate Claim
Watch   Video: How to Complete the Landlord Certificate

Unable to get a certificate from your landlord?

You may still file a paper renter rebate claim. Complete a paper Landlord Certificate, Form LC-142, 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

Contact us for questions about filing a renter rebate claim, contact us at (802) 828-2865 or (866) 828-2865.