NH to challenge taxation of NH teleworkers in US Supreme Court
Concord, NH (STL.News) Today, Governor Chris Sununu released the following statement after the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued and approved a final rule that imposes Massachusetts income tax on residents of New Hampshire who work from home for businesses in Massachusetts, despite strong opposition from New Hampshire residents:
“Within five minutes of announcing this rule change, I immediately ordered the Department of Justice to file a lawsuit in the United States Supreme Court on Monday,” Governor Chris said Sununu. “The Commonwealth has launched a direct attack on New Hampshire’s advantage, trying to tap into the pockets of our citizens. We will fight this unconstitutional attempt to tax our citizens every step of the way, and we will win. “
When Massachusetts proposed to extend this unconstitutional taxation of New Hampshire citizens last summer, Gov. Sununu immediately spoke out against the proposed rule and asked the Department of Justice to revise it. Despite the DOJ’s determination that the proposed rule raised various legal concerns and overwhelming opposition expressed during the public hearing on the proposed rule, Massachusetts made the decision to approve the rule and continue to forfeit income from Granite Staters during a global pandemic. Therefore, the State of New Hampshire will take this matter to the United States Supreme Court.
Note: Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Governor Chris Sununu will formalize the filing on Monday. Details of an announcement are to come.
Note: A copy of the final rules is available here.
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