N.H. Lawmakers Return From Summer Break to Respond to Online Sales Tax Ruling
State lawmakers will be in Concord on Wednesday to vote on a bill aimed at protecting New Hampshire businesses from having to collect online sales tax.
The Special Session, requested by Governor Chris Sununu and approved by Executive Council, is a response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The 5-4 decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair overturned 50 years of precedent, changing the rules for when a business needs to collect a sales tax when it sells a good to a customer in another state.
Lawmakers will vote on a measure that seeks to mitigate the impact on companies in New Hampshire. The bill sets up a series of hurdles for out-of-state tax collectors, including requiring them to register with the state Attorney General, pay a fee, and prove the tax is constitutional.