Economic Recovery Grants less than anticipated for anxious business owners

Economic Recovery Grants Latest Update 5.7.21 The Senate is poised to pass limiting language for further recovery grants for businesses in H.159.  As with the bridge grants for “gap” businesses, to be eligible a business will need to demonstrate a View More…

Payroll Protection Program – May be Taxable at the Vermont State Level

Latest Update 5.7.21 Senate Finance has included this important tax exemption in a miscellaneous tax bill which will go to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration. Latest Update 4.30.21 The PPP taxability discussion continues. House Ways and View More…

Senate Takes up Curbside Alcohol Sales

Latest update: 04.16.21 The Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee is will continuing to take testimony on H.313 next week. Original Post:  The Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee had its first look this week at View More…

Vermont Unemployment Insurance Premiums at Risk of 3-fold Increase

Unemployment Insurance Bill Latest Update 5.7.21 House Commerce and Economic Development Committee passed S.10 on a vote of 8-2-1. The committee removed 2020 from the UI Trust Fund calculation and removed the Senate’s proposed $50.00 dependency benefit. There is no View More…

Gap Funding for Business who did not Qualify for Vermont Economic Relief Grants (H.315)

H. 315 Gap Funding for Businesses that did not qualify for economic relief grants. Latest Update 5.7.21 Applications are expected to be posted by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development in about two weeks. Among eligibility requirements for these View More…

Vermont Lodging Association Position Statement:  Proposed Short Term Rental Legislation

Vermont Lodging Association Position Statement:  Proposed Short Term Rental Legislation Latest Update: 4.16.21 S.79 includes language that would require individuals to register with the state if they operate a short-term rental unit. Testimony from the Vermont Lodging Association on April 14th View More…