Vermont

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC)

Rate (Fully-Refundable): 36% of the federal credit

Eligibility Requirements: All Vermont taxpayers who qualify for the federal credit are automatically eligible.

Latest Legislative Action: In June 2018, Vermont enacted a state budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that included an expansion of the state’s EITC from 32 to 36 percent of the federal credit.

Notes: During the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers considered a bill that would have increased the state’s EITC to 34% of the federal credit. However, the bill did not advance out of committee.

CHILD TAX CREDIT (CTC)

Vermont does not currently offer a state-level CTC.

CHILD AND DEPENDENT CARE TAX CREDIT (CDCTC)

Vermont offers two versions of the state CDCTC with a more generous (and refundable) benefit for low income families.

Credit for Child and Dependent Care

Rate (Non-Refundable)24% of federal CDCTC2

Eligibility: All Vermont taxpayers who qualify for the federal credit are automatically eligible.

Low Income Child and Dependent Care Credit

Rate (Fully-Refundable): 50% of federal CDCTC3

Eligibility:

Note: Those that qualify for the low income CDCTC may not file for both versions of the credit.

For More State Information

Paul Cillo, President & Executive Director
Public Assets Institute

publicassets.org
(802) 223-6677
paul@publicassets.org