New Hampshire’s New Sales Tax Bill Creates Headache for Other States

Senate Bill 242 would protect New Hampshire businesses.

According to CPA Practice Advisor, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is considering a bill that would require other states go through a long ordeal before imposing sales tax on a New Hampshire-based seller.

Senate Bill 242 requires other states to give written notice to the New Hampshire Department of Justice 45 days or more before examining New Hampshire sellers, imposing sales tax and use collection obligations on New Hampshire sellers, or requesting private customer information from New Hampshire sellers.

The written notice must cite legal authorities which authorize the imposition of the tax collection obligation and explain why the seller is subject to those obligations.

The bill does not block New Hampshire businesses from complying with “any directive of a foreign taxing authority” if they think it’s in their best interest.

New Hampshire is protecting its own businesses, but causing headaches for other states.

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