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Unemployment Benefits Thanksgiving Holiday Reminder!


Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, in order to avoid a delay* in the payment of your Unemployment Insurance benefit, your Unemployment Insurance claim needs to be filed by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 for the week ending November 22, 2014.

Claims filed after 4:30 p.m. on November 25th will still be processed, but a delay in direct deposit and/or check payments will occur.

Please note: * Payments may still encounter a short delay due to factors outside of the Vermont Department of Labor’s control (i.e. postal and bank closures due to the holiday).

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Electronic Filing For Employers


Attention Vermont Employers

ALL employers are required to file their quarterly Unemployment Insurance Wage and Contribution Reports electronically.

Employers reporting 0 to 250 employees:

  • The electronic Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) can be accessed by selecting “Employer Online Services” on the home page, then selecting “File Your Quarterly Reports & Taxable Wage Base Information”.
  • New employers will be mailed a temporary password. When the temporary password is received, log onto the Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) to create your own custom password for quarterly filing. Please retain your newly established password for safe keeping, as this will be your permanent password for all future filings.
  • If you need to reset your password, please call the Employer Service Unit at 802-828-4344.

Employers reporting more than 250 employees:

A penalty assessment of $100.00 will be charged to employers who fail to file electronically.