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Mark LaVoie lives in Newton, N.H., in an old farmhouse that he’s slowly restoring. Pre-pandemic, he commuted into Boston three or four days a week for a job at a public relations firm.

He was diligent about keeping track of the days he worked from home because Massachusetts allows commuters like him to deduct those days from their income tax obligations.

Or, at least it used to. 

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Despite fears that a 2018 Supreme Court decision would open the floodgates on sales tax collection requests from New Hampshire businesses, a report from the N.H. Department of Justice shows that through October 31, not a single tax authority has filed the necessary notification to collect a tax.

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Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bipartisan bill into law Friday that aims to protect New Hampshire businesses from having to collect and remit sales taxes for other states. 

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers are reviving a bill voted down last summer during a special session, as the state continues to search for a way to respond to the Wayfair Supreme Court ruling.

NHPR Staff

Lawmakers in Concord are again trying to craft a response to last summer’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that cleared the way for other states to require New Hampshire businesses to collect and remit a sales tax when they sell a good to a customer in that state.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: October 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, state officials are left scrambling after a judge blocks the voter registration law known as SB3.  Candidate debates get testy as the election nears, with gubernatorial candidates Chris Sununu and Molly Kelly presenting sharply differing views of the state's economy.   And ski season starts early after snowfall in the North Country. 

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After failing to pass a bill in response to the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision during a special session this summer, Governor Sununu’s office says the legislature should be ready to try again.

The GOP-controlled House rejected a bill backed by Sununu that would have created hurdles for other states attempting to collect a sales tax from a New Hampshire business. 

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office is asking businesses that receive sales tax bills from other states to notify them so it can investigate possible scams.

The action comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year that cleared the way for states with a sales tax to require business that sell goods online to collect and remit that tax on their behalf. The Wayfair decision creates concern in New Hampshire, where businesses lack experience collecting a sales tax.

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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.

NHPR Staff

A committee of state lawmakers wrapped up work Thursday on bill sparked by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The legislation seeks to block other states from collecting sales taxes from New Hampshire businesses that sell goods online.