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New Hampshire Hits Back Against an Online Sales Tax

“As governor, I am going to do everything in my power to fight this outrageous attempt to force New Hampshire’s businesses to collect out-of-state taxes."

By NTK Staff | 01.31.2018 @3:50pm
New Hampshire Hits Back Against an Online Sales Tax

The state of New Hampshire will argue to the U.S. Supreme Court that it should not overturn an existing precedent that would subject New Hampshire citizens and businesses to out-of-state sales taxes.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear South Dakota v. Wayfair, which “will revisit a 1992 decision, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, in which the court ruled remote sellers would have to collect state sales taxes only if they had a physical presence in a state, like a warehouse or an office.”

The Government Accountability Office has estimated that in 2017, local governments could have collected up to $13 billion more if they had been allowed to tax online sellers.

New Hampshire is one of five states that does not impose sales taxes, making South Dakota v. Wayfair in a national issue.

“As Governor, I am going to do everything in my power to fight this outrageous attempt to force New Hampshire’s businesses to collect out of state taxes. We are a no sales tax state. That applies across the board, to our citizens and those in other states. Period,” New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said in a statement.

“The Wayfair case directly implicates the interests of the State and its citizens, including countless New Hampshire business owners engaged in retail sales,” said New Hampshire Attorney General MacDonald. “It is important that these interests are represented as the Supreme Court considers this case and the implications of removing the physical presence requirement.”

A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen found that 66 percent “of respondents said they opposed a sales tax on items purchased online, even if the store is not located in their state.”

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