Shaheen Responds to Biden Administration's Push for Supreme Court to Decline Remote Tax Case in New Hampshire

May 26, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued this statement in response to the acting U.S. Solicitor General asking the United States Supreme Court not to hear New Hampshire’s case against Massachusetts for wrongly taxing residents in New Hampshire:

“I’m disappointed by the Biden administration for urging the Supreme Court to decline the case that would reverse an unfair, and I believe unconstitutional, tax burden on Granite State workers, especially those who have been working remotely throughout this pandemic,” said Shaheen. “I’ve continuously pushed back against this requirement and have worked to advance legislation in Congress to prevent this abuse of Granite State workers by other state governments. I’ll keep fighting to find a path forward that protects New Hampshire workers from this improper out-of-state influence.”

Senator Shaheen has been a long-time critic of out-of-state taxes imposed on New Hampshire residents. Shaheen successfully led efforts to stop the Marketplace Fairness Act, which was first introduced in 2011 to impose these internet sales tax collection requirements. She introduced legislation and wrote a letter to stop states with a sales tax from creating red tape for small businesses as a result of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair ruling. She also joined Senator Tester in reintroducing the Stop Taxing Our Potential (STOP) Act to overturn the Wayfair decision.

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