Resources for Lodging Professionals

The Vermont Lodging Association works with many organizations to help promote and protect the lodging industry in Vermont. Below is a list of organizations and quick links to governmental agencies that you may find helpful in running your lodging operation. If you have a suggestion for a resource you would like to see us add here, please drop us a line info@LodgingVT.com

Helpful Non-Profit Organizations

Vermont Chamber of Commerce
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce helps its members grow their businesses and the Vermont economy. The Vermont Chamber represents all industries and sectors and provides advocacy, education, marketing and networking for its members.

Vermont Convention Bureau
The Vermont Convention Bureau offers complimentary statewide event planning services to anyone looking to book a meeting, wedding, or special event in Vermont.

New England Inns & Resorts
NEIRA is a regional marketing organization dedicated to promoting its diverse base of New England member properties to travelers.

Association of Lodging Professionals
ALP is a non profit association that provides critical education, advocacy, networking, and professional development for the lodging industry.

Efficiency Vermont
Efficiency Vermont helps Vermonters residents and businesses spend less on energy bills by providing objective advice, technical services, and financial support through rebates and other cost-saving programs.

State of Vermont Agencies

Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Direct source for liquor control training classes and licensing applications.

Vermont Department of Taxes
Information about the various taxes for businesses and corporations operating in Vermont. If you are doing business in Vermont, you are likely subject to one or more taxes depending on your business activities and legal structure. For easy, online tax payments sign up for an account at Myvtax.vermont.gov
Business Entity Income Tax    *
Corporate Income Tax  
Sales and Use Tax  *
Meals and Rooms Tax  *
Alcoholic Beverage Tax
Local Option Tax
Withholding *
Miscellaneous Taxes
*  Payable online at Myvtax

Vermont Economic Development Authority | VEDA
VEDA is Vermont’s economic development finance authority. VEDA provides low-interest financing for Vermont businesses and farms. Financing is often tied to promises of job creation on behalf of the mortgage applicant.

Agency of Commerce and Community Development | ACCD
The agency enhances the Vermont business climate and encompasses VDTM marketing efforts. ACCD is the primary source for Covid-related travel guidelines and grant relief resources.

Vermont Department of Labor | VDL
Quick links for employer online services related to unemployment.
Employee’s Return to Work Date Application
Employer Quarterly Reporting
New Hire Reporting and Verification System
Register for UI Quarterly Tax Reporting
Set up New Employer Unemployment Tax Account

Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing | VDTM
Promote your business through VDTM’s efforts:  including lodging packages, travel planners, and trade shows and events. List your property on VermontVacation.com  Submit photography for consideration for use in Vermont’s marketing efforts.

Federal Agencies

Internal Revenue Service
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a free service from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  All federal taxes can be paid using EFTPS.  The service is available by phone or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can schedule business and individual payments up to 365 days in advance.

Small Business Administration
Source of Emergency Disaster Relief Loans (EIDL) and for SBA mortgage financing.
Vermont District Office: (802) 828-4422