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New Hampshire’s “Crumbs” – Federal Tax Reform Produces “Abnormal Rise” in Business Tax Revenue

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

This week the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) issued some analysis on the “abnormal rise” in New Hampshire Business tax revenue. Their conclusion? It is likely due to Federal Tax Reform. As of the end of April, the BPT and BET together are about $90.8 million (16.9 percent) above plan for the year, and […]

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NH Only State in Northeast to Rank in Top 10 For Business Climate

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2018

The Tax Foundation has ranked New Hampshire 7th overall nationally in 2018 for business tax climate. This is excellent news particularly when we compared to our northeastern neighbors. Massachusetts ranks 22nd. Maine Ranks 28th. Rhode Island is 41st, Connecticut 44th, and Vermont 47th. If you want to include New York, they rolled in at 49. And not one […]

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NH Ranked 7th Best Overall for BusinessTax Climate

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2017

The Tax Foundation has released their 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, and New Hampshire ranks 7th best in the nation. That’s impressive considering how poorly the Granite State did in some key categories. It ranked 46th for Corporate taxes (this report does not account for the recent reductions in that tax), 43rd for Property […]

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Relative Value of $100.00 By State

by Steve MacDonald August 5, 2016
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From the Tax Foundation c/o, and the NH Advantage doesn’t look so hot in this graphic. Both ME and VT have more buying power. The states where $100 is worth the most are Mississippi ($115.34), Arkansas ($114.29), Alabama ($113.90), South Dakota ($113.64), and West Virginia ($112.49). In contrast, $100 is effectively worth the least […]

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Notice us up there, in the upper right corner?

by Tim Condon November 1, 2012

Below is a map showing the “business tax climate” in all 50 states. The worst such states are in dark blue. The best states are shown in white. Notice that there’s not one “small business friendly” state in the entire northeast? Other than New Hampshire, that is! And notice that four of the worst 10 states for small business are […]

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