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Subchapter 006 : Returns(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 5862e)
[Section 5862e shall apply to income tax returns for taxable years 2010 and after.]
§ 5862e. Vermont Veterans' Fund checkoff
(a) Returns filed by individuals shall include, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Taxes, an opportunity for the taxpayer to designate funds to the Vermont Veterans' Fund.
(b) Amounts designated under subsection (a) of this section shall be deducted from refund due to, or overpayment made by, the designating taxpayer. All amounts so designated and deducted shall be deposited in an account by the Commissioner of Taxes for payment to the Vermont Veterans' Fund. If at any time after the payment of amounts so designated to the account it is determined that the taxpayer was not entitled to all or any part of the amount so designated, the Commissioner may assess, and the account shall then pay to the Commissioner, the amount received, together with interest at the rate prescribed by section 3108 of this title, from the date the payment was made until the date of repayment.
(c) The Commissioner of Taxes shall explain to taxpayers the purpose of the account and how to contribute to it. The Commissioner shall provide notice in the instructions for the state individual income tax return as to how to obtain a copy of the annual income and expense report of the Vermont Veterans' Fund.
(d) If amounts paid with respect to a return are insufficient to cover both the amount owed on the return under this chapter and the amount designated as a contribution to the Vermont Veterans' Fund, the payment shall first be applied to the amount owed on the return under this chapter and the balance, if any, shall be deposited in the Fund.
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the Commissioner to collect any amount designated as a contribution to the Vermont Veterans' Fund. (Added 2009, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 49.)