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August 17, 2021

Vermont Department of Taxes ends temporary state income tax withholding guidance for teleworkers during COVID-19

The Vermont Department of Taxes announced that Governor Phil Scott removed all COVID-19 restrictions and ended the state of emergency effective June 15, 2021. Accordingly, the temporary income tax withholding guidance for teleworkers during COVID-19 applies only through June 14, 2021, unless the emergency order is reinstated.

Under the COVID-19 guidance now revoked, the Department stated that if businesses had employees working remotely in Vermont on a temporary basis only, it would not require the employer to change the employee's work state to Vermont for state income tax withholding purposes. (See EY Tax Alerts 2020-2794 and 2020-1577.)

For information concerning the income tax withholding rules that now apply, see the Vermont 2021 Income Tax Withholding Instructions.


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Workforce Tax Services - Employment Tax Advisory Services
   • Kristie Lowery (
   • Kenneth Hausser (
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