An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System

A look at some of the trends in tax collections over the past decade with a brief description of each of the state’s eight major sources of tax revenue — highlighting some of the characteristics that can help guide policymakers in devising a response to the fiscal challenges now before New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Health Protection Program

The New Hampshire Health Protection Program enables the state to leverage federal Medicaid dollars to expand access to affordable health insurance to low-income residents.

Strengthening New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is one way New Hampshire can start to build an economy that works for everyone.

Business Taxes in New Hampshire: Where Do They Stand? How Much Do They Matter?

Some of the current proposals to reduce business taxes ignore facts about N.H.’s tax structure and, more generally, about the impact taxes have on economic activity. Here’s an overview to help put things in perspective.

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Next Steps for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program

April 2, 2014 Health Policy
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New Hampshire policymakers recently created the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, which will permit the Granite State to dedicate millions of dollars in federal funds, available via the Affordable Care Act, to extend affordable health insurance coverage to thousands of local residents. While the creation of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program required many months of debate and deliberation, the hard work of ensuring that low-income Granite Staters have access to affordable health insurance has only just begun.

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Long Since Due: An Increase in New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

March 12, 2014 State Economy
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Due to legislative inaction and the corrosive effects of inflation, New Hampshire’s current minimum wage comes up short in a number of ways. It trails behind the rest of New England, stands below prior levels in terms of real purchasing power, and leaves workers struggling to get by. Accordingly, raising the minimum wage and ensuring it is adjusted for the cost of living in future years would help families make ends meet, boost sales at local businesses, and put New Hampshire on a path towards an economy that works for everyone.

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NHFPI Testimony Regarding Proposed Business Tax Cuts

March 4, 2014 Research, State Tax Policy
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Legislation now before the New Hampshire Senate (SB 420) would permanently reduce the combined yield of the Business Profits Tax and the Business Enterprise Tax by as much as $39 million on a biennial basis. It would do so even though business taxes in New Hampshire are already quite low relative to other states, state revenue collections still have yet to recover from the Great Recession, and the loss of such revenue would likely impede New Hampshire’s ability to invest in the public services on which both residents and businesses rely. NHFPI Executive Director Jeff McLynch testified on the proposed legislation before the Senate Ways and Means Committee on March 4.

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NH’s Long-Term Care System: Low Performance, High Cost

24 Jun 2014

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A new report finds New Hampshire’s long-term care system ranks poorly in its performance for senior citizens and adults with physical disabilities. Given that in 12 years the first wave of baby boomers will be turning 80 across the country and the Granite State’s particular demographic challenges, the relative underperformance of New Hampshire’s system should grab the attention of policymakers.

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