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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance


(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 10503)
  • § 10503. Health Care Fund contribution assessment

    (a) The Commissioner of Taxes shall assess and an employer shall pay a quarterly Health Care Fund contribution for each full-time equivalent uncovered employee employed during that quarter in excess of four full-time equivalent employees.

    (b) The amount of the contribution shall be $158.77 for each full-time equivalent employee in excess of four. Starting in calendar year 2018, the amount of the contribution shall be adjusted annually by a percentage equal to any percentage change in premiums for the second lowest-cost of all silver-level health benefit plans, whether offered in or outside the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange.

    (c) Health Care Fund contribution assessments under this chapter shall be determined on a calendar quarter basis, due and payable on or before the 25th day of the calendar month succeeding the close of each quarter. All administrative provisions of chapter 151 of this title shall apply to this chapter, except penalty and interest shall apply according to chapter 103 of this title.

    (d) Revenues from the Health Care Fund contributions collected shall be deposited into the General Fund.

    (e)(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Department of Taxes shall provide the Joint Fiscal Office with all returns or return information relating to the Health Care Fund contribution assessment except information that would identify a taxpayer. The information sharing required by this subsection shall occur quarterly within a reasonable time following the return due date for each quarter.

    (2) When handling information shared pursuant to this subsection, the Joint Fiscal Office shall be subject to the same requirements and penalties as employees of the Department of Taxes under section 3102 of this title. It shall be considered an unauthorized disclosure for an officer, employee, or agent of the Joint Fiscal Office to disclose returns or return information provided pursuant to this subsection that does not combine a taxpayer's information with at least nine other taxpayers. (Added 2017, No. 73, § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 2018; amended 2019, No. 6, § 74, eff. April 22, 2019.)