WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is pushing to prevent other states from taxing the income of Granite Staters who are working remotely from home in New Hampshire for out-of-state companies. Senator Hassan is calling for the next COVID-19 relief package to include a bipartisan measure addressing this issue.
“I write to express my strong support for the bipartisan proposal to limit the authority of states to tax the income of employees who are working remotely in other states during the COVID-19 crisis, and I urge you to include this proposal in the next legislative response package passed by Congress,” wrote Senator Hassan in a letter to Senate leaders. “This urgently needed limitation would protect Granite Staters from unconstitutional attempts by other states to tax their income while they are working from home during the pandemic.”
The letter is part of Senator Hassan’s ongoing efforts to support New Hampshire workers and small businesses. Last year, Senators Hassan and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Teachers and Home Office Modernization for Employees (AT HOME) Act to help alleviate some of the costs Americans have incurred as they work from home. Senator Hassan has also been a leader in efforts to try to reverse the Wayfair decision and protect New Hampshire small businesses from mountains of new red tape. Senator Hassan and colleagues have previously introduced legislation that would stop states with a sales tax from creating red tape for small businesses as a result of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair ruling.
Read Senator Hassan’s full letter here.