Senate Majority Leader Feltes and Senator D’Allesandro Release Statements On Massachusetts Imposing

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3266     

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

Concord, NH — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued a final rule imposing a state income tax on Granite Staters who are working at home for Massachusetts companies. These individuals typically pay income tax for the days they work in Massachusetts but are exempt when working outside of the state. Today, the rule giving Massachusetts the right to collect taxes on income earned outside the state was finalized. Nearly 100,000 Granite Staters commuted to Massachusetts for work, according to a February report from the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.


Following the announcement, Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord) and Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) released these statements: 


“It is completely unfair to charge New Hampshire workers the Massachusetts income tax while they are not working in Massachusetts,” stated Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord). “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. This is a failure of leadership by Chris Sununu, with his ongoing inability to work with surrounding governors.” 


Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) added, “New Hampshire workers have made significant sacrifices in order to do their part in protecting public health. That sacrifice is now being penalized in an unprecedented move by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. We continue to stand in opposition to this anti-worker measure that puts unjust financial pressure on New Hampshire families at the worst possible time.”


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