Given New Hampshire’s status as one of the few states with virtually no sales tax, not to mention no income tax outside of interest and dividends, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case has understandably ruffled some feathers in the Granite State.
Within a few days after the decision was handed down June 21, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu called a news conference where he announced his intent to call a special session of the New Hampshire Legislature this summer specifically to address the ramifications of the Wayfair decision.
The 5-4 Wayfair ruling overturns decades of legal precedent and allows taxing bodies that levy sales tax to require online businesses to collect the tax, even if the business has no physical presence within the boundaries that the tax authority serves.
New Hampshire Watchdog
by Dave Lemery
July 17, 2018