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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 135 : Education Property Tax

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5402b)
  • § 5402b. Statewide education tax yields; recommendation of the Commissioner

    (a) Annually, no later than December 1, the Commissioner of Taxes, after consultation with the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Administration, and the Joint Fiscal Office, shall calculate and recommend a property dollar equivalent yield, an income dollar equivalent yield, and a nonhomestead property tax rate for the following fiscal year. In making these calculations, the Commissioner shall assume:

    (1) the homestead base tax rate in subdivision 5402(a)(2) of this title is $1.00 per $100.00 of equalized education property value;

    (2) the applicable percentage in subdivision 6066(a)(2) of this title is 2.0;

    (3) the statutory reserves under 16 V.S.A. § 4026 and this section were maintained at five percent; and

    (4) the percentage change in the average education tax bill applied to nonhomestead property and the percentage change in the average education tax bill of homestead property and the percentage change in the average education tax bill for taxpayers who claim a credit under subsection 6066(a) of this title are equal.

    (b) For each fiscal year, the property dollar equivalent yield and the income dollar equivalent yield shall be the same as in the prior fiscal year, unless set otherwise by the General Assembly.

    (c) Annually, on or before December 1, the Joint Fiscal Office shall prepare and publish an official, annotated copy of the Education Fund Outlook. The Emergency Board shall review the Outlook at its meetings. As used in this section, “Education Fund Outlook” means the projected revenues and expenses associated with the Education Fund for the following fiscal year, including projections of different categories of educational expenses and costs. (Added 2003, No. 68, § 5, eff. June 18, 2003; amended 2005, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2009, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 50, 51, eff. June 4, 2010; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 285, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2013, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 52; 2015, No. 46, § 32; 2015, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2018, No. 11 (Sp. Sess.), §§ H.10a, H.29.)