The N.H.-Mass. Tax Fight Could Have Implications That Go Far Beyond Our Borders

Tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents could be affected, as could millions of other telecommuters, depending on the Supreme Court’s decision
The Boston Globe
January 26, 2021

Richard Jones was quoted in the article, "The N.H.-Mass. Tax Fight Could Have Implications That Go Far Beyond Our Borders," published by The Boston Globe [sub. req.].

At issue is whether the Massachusetts Department of Revenue can continue to collect income taxes from out-of-state workers stuck at home since last March because of COVID-19. The DOR says yes, it’s only temporary. Officials in income-tax-free New Hampshire say no way.

Rich comments that "I understand the Department of Revenue’s point of view: The agency’s main stated goal is to minimize the disruption that the pandemic could cause for employers, especially those with workforces now scattered to far-flung places. The longer the Massachusetts rule remains in place, he said, the tougher it will be to make that case."

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