Waltham tax rates drop

After a major tax increase two years ago and then a more modest tax hike in the fall of 2021, Waltham taxpayers are looking at significant decrease in their 2022-2023 (Fiscal Year 2023) property tax bills. 

Vergennes tax rates decrease

Owners of Vergennes residential, commercial and rental properties will see overall property tax rates that have dropped about seven cents when they receive their bills in the near future.

Starksboro’s municipal tax rate declines

This year’s municipal tax rate in Starksboro is the lowest it’s been in at least four years.

Waltham tax rate rises 2.66 cents

After a year that saw a more significant tax increase, Waltham residential taxpayers are looking at a more modest hike in their 2021-2022 property tax bills.

Welch urges families to file taxes soon

MONTPELIER — Trudy Namubiru, a single mother and New American who moved from Uganda in 2018, said she loves her job as an accounts payable specialist at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.  But the pandemic has brought financial stresses, … (read more)

Weybridge needs to collect more taxes

WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents thought they’d dispensed with their 2020 tax bills last October. But the taxman cometh again, this time requesting retroactive payment of taxes that were understated last fall due to what local officials are calling “incorr … (read more)

ANWSD towns releasing new homestead tax rates

VERGENNES — When in mid-August Addison Northwest School District Director of Operations and Finance Elizabeth Jennings discovered a state error in establishing the district’s homestead tax rate, the residential tax rates already calculated by ANWSD commun … (read more)

Not so fast: ANWSD tax hike not as large as expected

VERGENNES — Addison Northwest School District officials say an error on the part of state Agency of Education and/or Vermont Department of Taxes officials incorrectly inflated ANWSD tax bills. State officials sent out erroneous tax information to district … (read more)

Starksboro sees a 3.4% hike in its town tax rate

STARKSBORO — Educational and municipal property taxes are going up in Starksboro. On July 21 the town selectboard set the 2020-21 municipal tax rate at 0.62.17 cents per $100 of assessed property value — an increase of  2.06 cents, or 3.4%. This rate incl … (read more)

Bristol taxes edge higher; homeowner rate up by nearly 7%

BRISTOL — Property owners in Bristol will see a slight increase on their tax bills this year. The town selectboard at its Aug. 10 meeting set the fiscal year 2021 municipal tax rate at 72.72 cents per $100 of assessed property value, an increase of 2.15 c … (read more)

Lower tax receipts mean $89M Education Fund shortfall

MONTPELIER — With the Vermont Education Fund’s revenue sources hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, a legislative office last week projected that the fund will have an $88.7 million revenue shortfall. “State revenues are expected to fall dramatically,” lead … (read more)

Tax deadlines are delayed for Vermont businesses and individuals

MONTPELIER — Vermont tax authorities have loosed up deadlines that businesses and individuals must meet for filing taxes. Gov. Phil Scott has directed the Commissioner of Taxes to exercise his authority to provide relief to Vermont businesses who owe Meal … (read more)

Support wildlife by donating your tax form

MONTPELIER — Vermonters interested in conserving wildlife should donate to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The fund helps protect some of Vermont’s most threatened … (read more)

Governor Scott draws line on tax hikes

MONTPELIER — Like last year, the Republican governor is proposing a conciliatory approach to legislative initiatives and small-bore changes across state government. And like last year, his No. 1 issue is Vermont’s ongoing decline in workforce population. … (read more)