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New Childcare Payroll Tax Effective 7/1/2024

May 21, 2024

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The 2023 Childcare Bill, Act 76, expands access to and funding for childcare. It also imposes a 0.44% payroll tax that will go into effect on July 1, 2024. Employers may elect to cover the tax in full or split it with employees with 0.33% paid by the employer and 0.11% paid by the employee. 

For more information including a short video, a seven-page guide, and the link to register for the June 11 educational webinar for employers, visit the Vermont Department of Taxes at