Vermont Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Account Number(s) Needed:

Employers who pay employees in Vermont must register with the VT Department of Taxes for a Withholding Account Number and register with the VT Department of Labor for an Employer Account Number.

Vermont Department of Taxes Withholding Account Number: WHT99999999 (WHT 8 digits)

  • Apply online at the VT Secretary of State's Online Business Service Center to receive a Withholding Account Number within 5-7 days.
  • Authorize Zenefits as a third-party agent to file and pay taxes
  • Find an existing Withholding Account Number:
    • on Form WH-431, Employer's Quarterly Wage Report or Form WH-434, Employer's Annual Wage Report.
    • by contacting the Dept. of Taxes via their contact page.

Vermont Department of Labor Employer Account Number: 999 9999 (7 digits)

Required Payroll Documentation:


  • Form WHT-436 (Quarterly Withholding Reconciliation and Health Care Contribution): This report is a good source of information to use to balance VT Wages paid and taxes withheld for prior quarters.


  • C-101 (Employer's Quarterly Wage and Contribution Report): This return is filed electronically. Use a payroll report that contains SSN, Employee Name, Quarter Gross Wages, Quarterly Taxable Wages, and employer contribution amounts.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

  • No

State Resources:

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details

      Dept. of Taxes for withholding taxes

      Dept. of Labor for unemployment taxes

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