Supreme Court rules that towns can’t profit off sales of tax-deeded properties
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The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday struck down a provision of New Hampshire tax law that allows a city or town to keep any profit it makes when it seizes and sells property for unpaid taxes, a decision that will cost the town of Bedford thousands that it pocketed last year.

The case pitted one of the state’s wealthiest communities against a man who said he was recovering from long-term surgery to remove a tumor from his spine when Bedford demanded he pay his back taxes and interest. The town repeatedly refused his request to waive penalties.

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