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Vermont ranks 10th highest for state tax collections per capita

Vermont finished 10th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

St. Johnsbury ranks the poorest of Vermont towns, study finds

St. Johnsbury was ranked the poorest town in Vermont in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Vermont is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Vermont, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Vermont ranks 38th in hospital safety analysis

Vermont finished 38th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Essex County ranks the poorest of Vermont counties, study finds

Essex County was ranked the poorest county in Vermont in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Chittenden County has fastest growing local economy in Vermont

Chittenden County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Vermont in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of Vermont Medical Center rated top employer in Vermont, study finds

University of Vermont Medical Center employs 7,500 workers in Vermont, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Vermont ranks 5th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Vermont finished 48th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Vermont finishes 5th on best state ranking

Vermont was ranked the fifth best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Essex County residents is highest in Vermont

Essex County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Vermont, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Vermont is 28th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Vermont ranks 28th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Vermont ranks 6th highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Vermont ranked sixth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Vermont ranks 2nd lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Vermont ranked 49th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Post-Irene Vermont planning project earns APA's Resilience Award

Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission of Vermont was honored today with a Silver Achievement Award for Resilience at the American Planning Association’s (APA) national conference in San Francisco.

Vermont posts 6th highest property tax rate in new national study

Vermont ranked 45th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Lamoille County has fastest growing local economy in Vermont

Lamoille County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Vermont in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Vermont rank 5th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Vermont ranked fifth in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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