Vermont Income Tax Rate 2018 - 2019

Vermont state income tax rate table for the 2018 - 2019 filing season has four income tax brackets with VT tax rates of 3.35%, 6.6%, 7.6%, and 8.75% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Vermont tax rates decreased from last year reducing the top rate from 8.95% to 8.75%. The number of income tax brackets decreased from five to four.

Vermont income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Outlook for the 2019 Vermont income tax rate is to remain unchanged with income tax brackets increasing due to the annual inflation adjustment.

Vermont Single Income Tax Brackets
Income Tax BracketTax Rate 2018
$0to$38,6993.35%
$38,700to$93,6996.6%
$93,700to$195,4497.6%
$195,450to8.75%
Vermont Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets
Income Tax BracketTax Rate 2018
$0to$64,5993.35%
$64,600to$156,1496.6%
$156,150to$237,9497.6%
$237,950to8.75%
Vermont Married Filing Separately Tax Brackets
Income Tax BracketTax Rate 2018
$0to$32,2993.35%
$32,300to$78,0746.6%
$78,075to$118,9747.6%
$118,975to8.75%
Vermont Head of Household Tax Brackets
Income Tax BracketTax Rate 2018
$0to$51,8493.35%
$51,850to$133,8496.6%
$133,850to$216,6997.6%
$216,700to8.75%

Source: 2018 Preliminary Vermont Tax Rates, published by the Vermont Department of Taxes.

Please reference the Vermont tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Vermont Department of Taxes to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Vermont income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2018 - 2019 legislative changes to the VT tax rate or tax brackets. The Vermont income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Vermont Tax Brackets 2018 - 2019

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Vermont, we can see that Vermont collects individual income taxes differently for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Vermont state income tax rates from the lowest VT tax rate bracket of 3.35% to the highest VT tax rate bracket of 8.75%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Vermont:

  • Tax rate of 3.35% on the first $38,699 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 6.6% on taxable income between $38,700 and $93,699.
  • Tax rate of 7.6% on taxable income between $93,700 and $195,449.
  • Tax rate of 8.75% on taxable income over $195,449.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Vermont:

  • Tax rate of 3.35% on the first $64,599 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 6.6% on taxable income between $64,600 and $156,149.
  • Tax rate of 7.6% on taxable income between $156,150 and $237,949.
  • Tax rate of 8.75% on taxable income over $237,949.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the VT tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice, however, the first Vermont income tax bracket for Married Filing Jointly increases from $38,700 to $64,600 at 3.35%, and later increases from $195,450 to $237,950 at 8.75% the highest tax bracket. Married Filing Separately income tax brackets are one half that of the Married Filing Jointly income tax brackets in the state of Vermont.

Last updated: January 17, 2019