Category Archives: taxes

200 New Hampshire businesses to split $7 million in 2017 R and D tax credits

Not too many more businesses applied for New Hampshire’s research and development tax credit this year than last, and they didn’t ask for that much more, but they sure are getting more – about three times as much. Thanks to … Continue reading

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NHFPI Hides the Good Fiscal News Behind What May Not Even be Bad News

In a recent report the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) hems and haws its way through potential fiscal decline couched in “mights and maybes” and then (Surprise!) we get “substantially more” in paragraph four. While the preliminary accrual revenues for SFY … Continue reading

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Bill Walker: Tax marijuana, not entrepreneurs

NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT A HIGH-TAX STATE. But we look like a high- tax state to businesses thinking about moving here. We have two complex business taxes. Most CFOs looking for locations take one look at the “devil they don’t … Continue reading

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Newport Schools Consider Activity Fees

Newport — The 25 residents, many with school-aged children, who attended Tuesday’s meeting on the creation of a committee to consider charging students for extracurricular activities came with a lot of questions and comments that will serve as a framework for … Continue reading

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Donna Green: Seattle’s Pointless Legal Battle with Public Money

The very first right of the public to be infringed in floundering administrations is the public’s right to know what their government is doing. Unlike rational individuals spending their own money, public entities will take up hopeless legal battles in … Continue reading

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Hanover Seizes Land From Longtime Resident

Hanover has seized three properties from a longtime resident, David Vincelette, after he failed to pay taxes dating back to 2014. Vincelette is a well known figure in Hanover, and there’s been long-running tension between him and the town. His land … Continue reading

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Mass. Governor Raises Taxes on Legal Pot

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he remained wary of the impact legalized recreational marijuana might have on the state, yet hopeful that revisions made in the voter-approved law would ease some of his biggest concerns. The Republican spoke after … Continue reading

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