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EXEMPTION FOR MOST VULNERABLE SMALL BUSINESSES FAILS IN SENATE

Plan would have discouraged small businesses from expanding.

Vermont Small Business News

  • ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TAX INCREASE ON VERMONTS SMALL BUSINESSESThe National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is voicing its continued opposition to expanding the Employer Assessment Tax, which passed today on third reading.

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  • NFIB TO LAWMAKERS: Oppose Employer AssessmentLetter by Kris Jolin, NFIB/VT Representative

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  • MORE REGULATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MEANS LESS OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT EMPLOYEESThe bill, which had its third reading today, was passed with overwhelming support by lawmakers, leaving the small business community reeling from yet another impending regulation.

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  • PAID LEAVE HEADS TO SHUMLIN’S DESK DESPITE LAWMAKERS ATTEMPTS TO ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESSPaid leave legislation has been tossed back and forth between the House and Senate with various amendments being considered along the way.

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  • Vermont Small Business Issues

  • Property TaxDespite a decrease in Vermont's student enrollment in recent years, both commercial property taxes (5%) and residential property taxes (4%) continue to increase. NFIB will continue to fight to reverse this trend.

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  • Employer AssessmentDespite the shutdown of Vermont Health Connect to employers in September 2014, the state continues to require employers to pay a quarterly tax payment; the first 4 full-time equivalent employees are exempt from the tax. The $18 million that is generated annually from this tax is essentially paying to operate a program that no longer exists. NFIB continues to vigorously calling for the repeal of this tax.

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