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New Hampshire to Massachusetts: Do Not Tax Our Citizens

Friday, August 21st, 2020
On Aug. 21, at Gov. Chris Sununu’s direction, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Department of Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell sent letters to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding the new rule that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is using to tax income earned by non-resident employees who are working remotely. 

“These comments articulate our serious policy and legal concerns with Granite Staters being taxed in Massachusetts when they have not crossed the state line in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sununu said. “It is my hope that this matter can be resolved promptly and in a manner that removes any necessity for New Hampshire to consider legal remedies.” 

His cover letter to Governor Charlie Baker can be found here

MacDonald’s letter to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue can be found here. 

BEA Commissioner Taylor Caswell’s letter to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue can be found here

Background: The Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Notice of Public Hearing can be found here. 

Our Border is Open for Business

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Let me take this opportunity to invite our neighbors to the south to swing by any of our local retail establishments and experience the cost savings that they can’t realize in their home state.

457927831wjadkx_phJust as neighbors have traditionally invited guests over to share a cup of coffee, I’m inviting Bay State residents to purchase a big screen tv, washer, ATV, kitchen set,  jacuzzi……whatever. Our kind retailers will be happy to meet you at the door with open arms and a great deal for whatever item you’re looking for. Best of all, you won’t notice a hand reaching for your wallet or purse – if the news hasn’t reached your neck of the woods yet, New Hampshire offers NO SALES TAX.

So feel free to rent a U-Haul, hire some muscle and pack up the truck with your new “sales tax free” belongings. New Hampshire is a state that is consistently dedicated to helping you keep more of your money rather than trying to devise devious ways to part you from it.

To learn more about how your Bay State neighbors are benefitting by purchasing goods in New Hampshire, check out Mike McCord’s excellent Seacoast Online piece at http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090607-NEWS-906070340. And if you really want to make a bold move that could save you major dollars, explore the concept of expanding or relocating a business to the Granite State – to learn more, visit www.nhopeninvitation.com.

In parting, howdy neighbor and SHOP NEW HAMPSHIRE!

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director