TAXES 20-12, Vermont State Income Tax Withholding

Published: April 15, 2020
Effective: Pay Period 04, 2020

Summary

The income tax withholding for the State of Vermont includes the following changes:

No action on the part of the employee or the personnel office is necessary.

Tax Formula

State Abbreviation:

VT

State Tax Withholding State Code:

50

Acceptable Exemption Form:

W-4VT or W-4 (see the Additional Information section)

Basis for Withholding:

Federal or State exemptions (see the Additional Information section)

Acceptable Exemption Data:

S/M, Number of exemptions

TSP Deferred:

Yes

Special Coding:

None

Additional Information:

Employees who have not previously submitted a W-4VT and have submitted a new 2020 Federal Form W-4 will default to Single and zero (S00). Employees who have not previously submitted a W-4VT and have not submitted a new 2020 Federal Form W-4 will default to the prior to 2020 Federal Form W-4 submission.

 

Withholding Formula (Effective Pay Period 04, 2020)

  1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.
  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program and Flexible Spending Account — health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.
  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (e.g., taxable life insurance) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.
  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the gross annual wages.
  5. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the annual wages to compute taxable income:

    Multiply the number of Allowances by $4,350

  6. Apply the taxable income calculated in step 5 to the following tables to determine the annual Vermont tax withholding:

    Single or Head of Household Tax Withholding Table

    If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

    Over $0 but not over $3,125

    $0.00

    Over $3,125 but not over $43,475

    3.35% of excess over $3,125

    Over $43,475 but not over $100,925

    $1,351.73 plus 6.60% of excess over $43,475

    Over $100,925 but not over $207,125

    $5,143.43 plus 7.60% of excess over $100,925

    Over $207,125

    $13,214.63 plus 8.75% of excess over $207,125

     

    Married Tax Withholding Table

    If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

    Over $0 but not over $9,375

    $0.00

    Over $9,375 but not over $76,825

    3.35% of excess over $9,375

    Over $76,825 but not over $172,375

    $2,259.58 plus 6.60% of excess over $76,825

    Over $172,375 but not over $257,725

    $8,565.88 plus 7.60% of excess over $172,375

    Over $257,725

    $15,052.48 plus 8.75% of excess over $257,725

     

  7. Divide the annual tax withholding calculated in step 6 by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the biweekly Vermont tax withholding. If Federal exemptions were used and there are additional Federal withholdings, proceed to step 8.
  8. If Federal exemptions were used and additional Federal tax was withheld, multiply the additional amount by 30 percent and add that to the result of step 7 to obtain the biweekly Vermont tax withholding.

Resources

To view the updated tax formula, go to the HR and Payroll Clients page from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the National Finance Center (NFC) Home page. Select the Publications tab and select U.S. Income Tax Formulas from the Publications menu to launch the tax map. Select the desired State from the map provided for the formula.

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