The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : TAXATION OF INDIVIDUALS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5825a)
§ 5825a. Credit for Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan contributions
(a) A taxpayer of this State, including each spouse filing a joint return, shall be eligible for a nonrefundable credit against the tax imposed under section 5822 of this title of 10 percent of the first $2,500.00 per beneficiary, contributed by the taxpayer during the taxable year to a Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan account under 16 V.S.A. chapter 87, subchapter 7, provided the account is provided directly by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation to the participant.
(b) A taxpayer who has received a credit under subsection (a) of this section shall repay to the Commissioner 10 percent of any distribution from a higher education investment plan account, up to a maximum of the total credits received by the taxpayer under subsection (a) of this section minus any amount of repayment of such credits in prior tax years except when the distribution:
(1) is used exclusively for costs of attendance at an approved postsecondary education institution as defined in 16 V.S.A. § 2822(6);
(2) is used for a qualifying expense associated with a registered apprenticeship program pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 529(c)(8); or
(3) is made after the death of the beneficiary or after the beneficiary becomes disabled pursuant to subdivisions (q)(2)(C) and (m)(7) of 26 U.S.C. § 72.
(c) Repayments under subsection (b) of this section shall be subject to assessment, notice, penalty and interest, collection, and other administration in the same manner as an income tax under this chapter. (Added 2003, No. 65, § 2, eff. for tax years beginning on and after Jan. 1, 2004; amended 2005, No. 207 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 31, 2006; 2019, No. 51, § 19, eff. Jan. 1, 2019; 2019, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § E.605.3, eff. Oct. 2, 2020; 2019, No. 175 (Adj. Sess.), § 19, eff. Oct. 8, 2020; 2021, No. 20, § 269.)