NH Lawmaker Criticizes Massachusetts For Taxing NH Residents Amid COVID-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Despite many New Hampshire residents who work in Massachusetts now being forced to work from home due to COVID-19, the Commonwealth is still collecting state income tax from them.

New Hampshire’s Governor Chris Sununu said the state’s department of justice is investigating the issue, and if the commuter tax is found to violate the law or the constitution, he’ll take immediate steps to stop it.

New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro told WBZ NewsRadio he believes it is unfair for Massachusetts to be collecting income tax from Granite State residents working from home.

"These people are working from home because they have to, they didn't invite the virus, the virus came upon us," said D'Allesandro. "In the past, people got a rebate from the Massachusetts income tax when they worked at home... We're all in this together, we all have to support one another, but we cant take advantage of one another."

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is planning to hold a remote public hearing on the issue at the end of the month.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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