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The facts on New Hampshire’s Tax Climate
New Hampshire's Individual Income Tax System
New Hampshire's personal income tax system consists of a flat rate of 5%, which applies to interest and dividend income only. That rate ranks 32nd highest among states levying an individual income tax. New Hampshire's income tax collections per person were $62 in 2012 which ranked 8th lowest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
New Hampshire's Corporate Income Tax System
New Hampshire's corporate income tax system consists of a flat rate of 8.5%. That rate ranks 10th highest among states levying a corporate income tax. New Hampshire's state and local corporate income tax collections per person were $395 in 2012 which ranked 3rd highest nationally.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
New Hampshire Sales and Excise Taxes
New Hampshire levies a 0% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is below the national median of 5.95%. New Hampshire's state and local governments collect $0 per person in general sales taxes and $663 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $663, which ranks 4th lowest nationally. New Hampshire's gasoline tax stands at 23.8¢ (20th lowest nationally), while its cigarette tax stands at $1.78 (17th highest nationally.)
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
New Hampshire Property Tax Collections Relatively High
New Hampshire's state and local governments collected approximately $2585 per person in property taxes in 2012, which ranks 3rd highest nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state
Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 19th in New Hampshire
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2014, New Hampshire taxpayers worked until April 19th (17th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Vermont, April 19th (ranked 17th latest nationally); Maine, April 11th (ranked 15th earliest nationally); and Massachusetts, April 29th (ranked 5th latest nationally).
New Hampshire's State and Local Tax Burden Below National Average
New Hampshire's 2011 tax burden of 8% ranks 7th lowest out of 50 states, and is below the national average of 9.8%. New Hampshire's taxpayers pay $3769 per capita in state and local taxes.
New Hampshire's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009
New Hampshire's 2015 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 7
New Hampshire ranks 7th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. The ranks of neighboring states are as follows: Vermont, 46th, Maine, 33rd, and Massachusetts, 24th.
State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)
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