Senators Feltes and D'Allesandro Send Letter To Massachusetts Department of Revenue Regarding In
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CONCORD — Today, Senator Dan Feltes, Chair of Senate Ways and Means, and Senator Lou D’Allesandro, Chair of Senate Finance, sent a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue regarding the potential tax increase for New Hampshire residents who traditionally commute to Massachusetts for work, but who have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Typically, these individuals pay income tax for the days worked in Massachusetts and are exempt when working outside the state. However, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently issued an emergency order giving it the right to collect taxes on income earned outside the state.
Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) and Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) issued the following statements in response:
“It is completely unfair to charge New Hampshire workers the Massachusetts income tax while they are not working in Massachusetts,” stated Senator Feltes. “These workers are acting in everyone’s best interest when it comes to public health and safety and should not be penalized for their actions. I strongly encourage the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to withdraw this anti-worker tax rule change.”
Senator D’Allesandro added, “Across the board, everyone’s finances have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. However, workers who have accepted employment in Massachusetts under one set of tax rules should not be forced to accept such a significant change to their paychecks, particularly at such an uncertain and unsteady economic period. Respectfully, I would ask that the rule be withdrawn as we all continue to do our best to navigate these uncertain times.”