Gov. Chris Sununu unveiled a proposal to push back against states seeking to collect internet sales tax from New Hampshire businesses Thursday, following through on a pledge to stand against a sweeping U.S. Supreme Court decision last month.
At an information session for New Hampshire lawmakers in Concord, representatives from the attorney general’s office, governor’s office, Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and Department of Revenue Administration presented a draft piece of legislation they said would protect companies in the state from unconstitutional taxes following the decision.
The proposed bill would require all states looking to collect sales taxes from a New Hampshire business that shipped to one of their customers to submit written notice to New Hampshire’s attorney general beforehand. The attorney general would then have 90 days to review the request and decide whether to allow it, open an investigation, or bring legal action to stop the tax from being collected.
by Ethan DeWitt
July 12, 2018