Before you can pay employees, make sure you've registered for the applicable work and live in state. This can sometimes take several weeks—the sooner you start the process, the sooner you'll have the tax account information required to pay them.

Note, CertiPay Online can put your account in an applied for status. This may cause additional monthly fees as some states do not accept returns/tax liability deposits for accounts that are in an applied for status. 

Vermont Tax Agency

Eligibility Requirements 

Your company becomes liable for state unemployment insurance tax once the company has:

  • Paid $1500 in wages during a calendar quarter
  • Had an employee working at least one day during a 20 week period

Register with VT Department of Labor

1. Click this link to start the registration process. 

2. Complete the survey regarding your company and click the Submit button

3. Follow the remaining prompts and complete with your company's information. 

Once the registration is complete, your account number and rate will be provided to you within 2 weeks. 

Register with VT Department of Taxes

1. Register for a "business tax account" directly with the Department of Taxes using myVTax. You will need the below information about your company to register: 

    • Taxpayer ID (ex. FEIN, SSN)
    • Taxpayer Name
    • Taxpayer Mailing and Location Address
    • Account Name(s)
    • Account Mailing and Location Address(s)
    • Account Start Date and Other Relevant Attributes
    • Location Information (Sales & Use and Meals & Rooms only)
    • Names, addresses, and identification numbers of your business principles.

2. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Next.

3. Complete the remaining questions/fields.

You should receive your account number in 5-7 business days. Your Vermont withholding account number should start with WHT and either a "10" or a "11".

Agency Contact Information 

  • Vermont Department of Taxes (802) 828-2551
  • Vermont Department of Labor (802) 828-4344


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