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Revenue Base

Source: Vermont Department of Labor

Four Principle Categories of Tax Revenue.

Source: Vermont Department of Taxes 2016 PVR Annual Report

Vermont’s Grand List, or properties, described here by type of use. The share belonging to residential uses has dropped by 1% over last year, returning to 2014 levels. Commercial and industrial property percentage rose to 15% (a 1% rise over 2015). Seasonal properties, Utilities, and Farm/Forest/Misc each retained a respective 4% of the grand list.

Source: Vermont Department of Taxes 2017 Annual Report Based on 2016 Data

The total “Unequalized” Listed Value (LV) – Property Values – statewide went up by a modest 0.6% between 2015 and 2016 (rose 1.4% from 2014 to 2015). Two major factors contribute to growth in the grand list; new construction and reappraisals (which may result from property improvements or market gains). However other policy factors determine a property’s contribution to ELV as well.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

One of the changes Vermont is experiencing is a shift in source of personal income. A lower proportion of income has been coming from earnings over time, and a higher proportion from retirement income, which reflects an aging population as well as reliance on some form of benefit.

Measured in nominal, or real dollars.