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New Hampshire has No Sales Tax: Information for New Hampshire Businesses Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Governor Chris Sununu, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, and Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell announced today (8/23/18) further actions by New Hampshire State Government in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

In that decision, the court overturned existing law, which required that a seller be physically present in a state before that state may impose sales and use tax collection obligations upon the seller. As a result, more than 10,000 jurisdictions that have a sales and use tax may seek to impose collection requirements on out-of-state sellers, potentially including New Hampshire businesses.

“The actions announced today are important steps that the Executive Branch can take while we continue to push for legislative action,” Sununu said. “While we remain hopeful that meaningful legislation can be enacted either this fall or next session, I have made clear to my administration that state government must do all it can in the meantime to protect New Hampshire businesses in the weeks and months ahead.”

The specific actions announced today are:

  • The Department of Justice has prioritized efforts to detect and alert New Hampshire’s citizens to potential scams in which an individual impersonates another jurisdiction’s taxing authority in an attempt to acquire payment or sensitive customer data;
  • The Department of Justice has dedicated resources to gather information related to actual efforts of other taxing jurisdictions to impose their sales and use tax obligations on New Hampshire businesses.
    • To assist the Department of Justice in collecting this information and monitoring for potential scams, the Attorney General requests that any New Hampshire business contacted about sales or use tax collection by an entity purporting to be a taxing authority call the Attorney General’s Consumer Information line at 888-468-4454 or 603-271-3643.
    • The Department of Justice cannot represent or give legal or tax advice to individuals or businesses. Therefore, businesses receiving a communication from a governmental entity outside of New Hampshire seeking to impose a sales and use tax obligation should consult a tax professional.
  • The State has established a single website, https://www.nheconomy.com/nosalestax, which is intended to serve as a central clearinghouse for information about developments in the wake of the Wayfair decision. The website will be updated regularly with content and information provided by all agencies of state government, including the Departments of Justice, Business and Economic Affairs, and Revenue Administration.



Commissioner Caswell’s Statement on South Dakota v. Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Commissioner Taylor Caswell’s statement on the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Wayfair decision handed down today by the United States Supreme Court tells New Hampshire businesses that they now must collect taxes for politicians in other states that they did not elect. This is unacceptable.

“New Hampshire businesses have never, ever, collected a sales tax and New Hampshire residents have never, ever, paid an income tax.  Imposing this new requirement on us isn’t just an administrative burden, it goes against what New Hampshire stands for:  Live Free or Die.

“The thousands of small businesses that drive our economy must not be forced to become tax collectors for other states. I am working with state leaders to determine a path forward aimed at defending New Hampshire’s business community from this modern-day taxation without representation scheme.”

Taylor Caswell
NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs

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