Fighting sales taxers: Will NH law deflect Wayfair ruling?
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New Hampshire is now in a slightly stronger position to help its businesses deal with the so-called Wayfair decision. Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows other states to try to force New Hampshire businesses to collect their sales taxes for purchases made, whether in person or online.
Online sales are only going to grow, meaning more and more businesses will be conducting retail sales over the internet. Sales-tax states, of which there are many, don’t like their citizens bypassing those taxes.
It’s bad enough that neighboring states, such as Massachusetts, try to tax their citizens who shop here in person. With the internet, distant states such as South Dakota (which brought the suit) think they should be able to compel New Hampshire businesses to do the tax-collecting for them.