Leaders continue working against tax

PITTSFIELD – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., on Friday visited NobleSpirit to discuss the Supreme Court’s backward ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. with the leadership of NobleSpirit and other online retailers in New Hampshire. The Wayfair ruling requires businesses in non-sales tax states to collect sales tax for other states, creating a burdensome new tax collection system that is causing struggles for many small businesses.

“The Supreme Court’s backward ruling in Wayfair has created mountains of red tape for Granite State businesses, and it has especially hurt small businesses who rely on their online profits to stay afloat,” Hassan said. “I will keep pushing my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to adopt legislation to protect small businesses from the difficult and expensive task of adhering to a new and complicated tax collection system.”

“Because of the Wayfair decision, our small business will be significantly burdened if we have to continue complying with this complicated tax code,” NobleSpirit owner Joe Cortese said. “One of the greatest advantages of starting a business in New Hampshire is the absence of a broad-based sales tax, and I want to thank Senator Hassan for her work to protect small businesses like NobleSpirit from these burdensome regulations.”