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Vermont has the Fifth Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Vermont’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the fifth highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 18 percent—or 27 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Vermont collected $3.7 billion in state and local taxes—or $5,947 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impressive sum …

Vermont’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Seventh “Least Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Winning the 2017 DIY Network Ultimate Retreat in Burlington, Vermont Will Cost You in Income Taxes

If you win the 2017 DIY Network Ultimate Retreat you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
// This year’s 2017 DIY Network Ultimate Retreat is in Burlington, Vermont. According to the DIY contest rules, it comes with the home and fur…

Vermont has the Seventh Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Vermont collected $3.6 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera…

United Van Lines Migration Data Shows Taxes Matter

// Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bure…

Vermont had a Shrinking Population in 2015

According to the most recent state and county population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as shown in Chart 1, Vermont had a shrinking population in 2015 and, correspondingl…

Vermont’s Government Workforce is the Eighth “Least Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to the …

Vermont has the Sixth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Vermont collected $3.4 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera…

State and Local Business Taxes 2014

Every year the Council on State Taxation (COST) releases their excellent study—“Total State and Local Business Taxes” (pdf)—that quantifies business taxes by state.  I h…

Vermont’s Government Workforce is the Sixth “Least Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Vermont has the Fifth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Vermont collected $3.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera…