New Hampshire Tax Filing

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Filing Your Taxes in New Hampshire

Unlike many other states New Hampshire does not tax income earned as employment compensation. However, New Hampshire does tax all interest and dividend income, so read on for more information on what New Hampshire does and does not tax.

State income tax returns for 2016 are due Tuesday, April 18.

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New Hampshire Tax Forms

  • NH BT-EXT - New Hampshire Payment Form and Application for Extension of Time to File Business Tax Return
Taxes in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the subject of taxation is a sticky one. Because there are no broad (state wide) sales taxes or personal state income taxes, the properties taxes are among the highest in the nation. And although the state doesn’t charge income tax, it does tax income from dividends and interest.

Property Tax in New Hampshire

Property taxes are levied by the local or municipal governments and are based upon the assessed valuation. Contact the Property Appraisal Division for more information on property tax rates in your area.

Interest and Dividend Tax

New Hampshire levies a 5% tax on all interest and dividend income. All resident individuals, fiduciaries and trusts with non-transferable shares that earn interest and dividends in excess of $2,400 are required to pay this tax. There is, however, a $1,200 exemption for taxpayers who are blind and/or are disabled and unable to work, or are older than 65.

Gambling Winnings

Any gambling winnings are taxed at 10%, so if you got lucky at the casino, don’t forget to pay those taxes!

Business Taxes

The Business Profit Tax is an 8.5% tax levied on all business organizations earning more than $50,000 in gross business income. Some businesses are also required to pay the Business Enterprise Tax if they earned more than $150,000 in gross receipts.

For more information on New Hampshire taxes, go to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration website.