Vermont State Tax Return

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Vermont

Vermont Individual Income Tax Provisions

Vermont assesses state income tax on its residents using a joint filing system. This method allows married couples to combine their income into a single amount, which is then taxed. In doing so, Vermont adheres to the idea that a family is a single economic unit and should be taxed as such.

Additionally, the state recognizes civil unions, in which taxpayers in these partnerships are taxed the same as married couples. Vermont's tax base is situated around the federal taxable income, though some forms of income are not included in the calculation.

Exemptions

For the most part, Vermont follows the federal law for income inclusion rather closely, however there are a few sources of income that are exempt from taxation:

  • Interest from U.S. Government bonds
  • Either 40% of capital gains on certain assets, or the lesser of $5,000 or the actual amount of net adjusted capital gains depending on which option is greater, though the exemption is limited by 40% of federal taxable income
  • Active duty military income earned outside the state and income from full-time active duty in or related to a combat zone
  • The first $2,000 of training compensation for Reservists and National Guard Members with AGI less than $50,000
  • Funds from federal armed forces education loan repayment

Deductions

Vermont uses the same federal standard and itemized deductions, and while state and local income taxes over $5,000 are not deductible (nor are federal income taxes), there are other deductions residents can take when filing their state return:

  • Federal targeted job program benefits
  • Business expenses related to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
  • Interest and income from state telecommunications authority investments
  • Student assistance corporations
  • State public power supply authority
  • Federal bonus depreciation adjustments
  • State Build America bonds.

2017 Vermont Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $37,450 3.55% of the amount over $0
$37,450 $90,750 $1,329.48 plus 6.8% of the amount over $37,450
$90,750 $189,300 $4,953.88 plus 7.8% of the amount over $90,750
$189,300 $411,500 $12,640.78 plus 8.8% of the amount over $189,300
$411,500 - $32,194.38 plus 8.95% of the amount over $411,500
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $62,600 3.55% of the amount over $0
$62,600 $151,200 $2,222.30 plus 6.8% of the amount over $62,600
$151,200 $230,450 $8,247.10 plus 7.8% of the amount over $151,200
$230,450 $411,500 $14,428.60 plus 8.8% of the amount over $230,450
$411,500 - $30,361 plus 8.95% of the amount over $411,500
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $31,300 3.55% of the amount over $0
$31,300 $75,600 $1,111.15 plus 6.8% of the amount over $31,300
$75,600 $115,225 $4,123.55 plus 7.8% of the amount over $75,600
$115,225 $205,750 $7,214.30 plus 8.8% of the amount over $115,225
$205,750 - $15,180.50 plus 8.95% of the amount over $205,750
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $50,200 3.55% of the amount over $0
$50,200 $129,600 $1,782.10 plus 6.8% of the amount over $50,200
$129,600 $209,850 $7,181.30 plus 7.8% of the amount over $129,600
$209,850 $411,500 $13,440.80 plus 8.8% of the amount over $209,850
$411,500 - $31,186 plus 8.95% of the amount over $411,500

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