Feb 17, 2016

As the “Live Free or Die” state, New Hampshire has long prided itself on its low tax burden. But how do taxes in New Hampshire  measure up to those in other states? The Tax Foundation recently ranked the states based on the average share of income residents paid in state and local taxes. New Hampshire came in a respectable 44th, with residents paying an average of 7.9% in taxes.

Feb 27, 2015

Next week the New Hampshire House and Senate will return from vacation; both chambers have a full docket.

Mar 03, 2015

The New Hampshire Senate is considering a bill that would allow municipalities to add a fee, up to $1 per night, for hotel and motel rooms.

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) was asked by Portsmouth city officials to sponsor the bill.  They argue the fee will help off-set the costs of police, fire and public works related to hotels and tourists.

Mar 20, 2015

This week the Senate tabled business tax cats, but Republican Senators plan to reconsider the tax cuts when they receive a state budget proposal from the House.

"To ignore the fact that we have an uncompetitive corporate tax rate is nothing worse than the most myopic short sightedness that we could have," said Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro).

Apr 02, 2015

On Wednesday the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a state budget for the next two years.  Here are the highlights:

No tax or fee increases.  This was the top priority for House Republicans.  The budget does authorize Keno at New Hampshire bars, which adds some revenue for the state.

Apr 14, 2016

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is co-sponsoring the Tax Filing Simplification Act, which would require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to develop an online tax preparation and filing service that helps taxpayers file for free without using a private company.

Right now the IRS partners with private companies to offer online "Free File" for taxpayers with adjusted income under $62,000.


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