Senator Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Small Businesses in the Granite State
Senator Hassan tours NEMO Equipment in Dover.
DOVER – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NEMO Equipment, where she met with employees, toured the company’s facility, and discussed the impact an internet sales tax would have on New Hampshire’s innovative small businesses that help drive economic growth and create jobs.
“Innovative small businesses like NEMO Equipment are the backbone of our economy in the Granite State, creating jobs for our people and driving economic growth,” Senator Hassan said. “It is clear that mandatory internet sales tax collection would force a complex web of red tape on small businesses like NEMO Equipment and would hurt our state’s economy. I will continue standing strong against imposing sales tax collection requirements that would hinder economic growth, and I’ll keep fighting to ensure that our innovative small businesses have the support they need to continue to grow and thrive.”
Senator Hassan visited NEMO Equipment as the Supreme Court considers a case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, which affects whether New Hampshire small businesses selling products over the internet will be forced to collect sales tax for other states.
Senator Hassan signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, urging the Court to rule against South Dakota in the current case, and has repeatedly spoken out about the importance of protecting New Hampshire’s small businesses who would be unfairly burdened by a requirement to collect sales tax for other states on goods sold over the internet. The Senator has also joined her colleagues in introducing a resolution opposing a bill that would require businesses selling goods over the internet to collect sales tax for other states.