If you rent, apply for Vermont’s Renter Credit tax credit. (It was formerly called the renter rebate.) First check the requirements, which include being a Vermont resident for all of the tax year and renting in Vermont for six of those months — even if they aren’t consecutive months. You may file a Renter Credit claim even if you are not required to file an income tax return.
Vermont’s Renter Credit has new eligibility rules and procedures for the 2021 tax year (which you file in 2022). Visit the Vermont Department of Taxes website for current information and forms.
In 2022, your Renter Credit claim is due on April 18. You can file a claim late — but only up to October 17. If you file after the first due date, a late filing fee will be taken out of your Renter Credit.
How do VERAP rent payments affect my renter credit (rebate)?
For renters who receive subsidies, your renter credit will be based on actual rent paid. Your landlord will submit information to the Vermont Department of Taxes (VDOT). If you file a renter credit form, VDOT will calculate your credit for you. If you got financial help to pay your rent from VERAP, that amount will not be counted when figuring your renter credit.