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Vermont Enacts Covid-19 Unemployment Tax Relief

June 9, 2021, 8:23 PM

Vermont employers are not to be charged for certain unemployment benefits related to the coronavirus outbreak, under a measure signed by Gov. Phil Scott (R).

Under the measure (S. 62), which was signed June 1, employers are not to be charged for virus-related unemployment benefits claimed in 2020.

Employers also may be relieved of charges for benefits claimed in 2021 when the claims are related to a business closure required by a public health mandate, the employer temporarily laid off quarantined employees, or the employer voluntarily stopped operations because of workplace exposure to Covid-19.

The commissioner of the ...

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