CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued a statement on the announcement that the NH Department of Justice is reviewing how some states may be improperly imposing taxes on New Hampshire employees who are working from home during the COVID 19 pandemic.

“For the last two years, we have been fighting against New Hampshire Democrats’ proposals to institute a state income tax here in New Hampshire,” Hinch said, “Now we are pushing back against what may be an improper application of other state’s taxes on New Hampshire’s growing work-from-home population.”

“Let us be clear. The New Hampshire Advantage should be defended from all enemies – both in-state, and out of state,” Hinch said, “If other states are in violation of any state or federal law or constitutional provision, they should get their hands out of our workers’ wallets immediately. I thank the governor and our Department of Justice officials for taking action on this serious issue. New Hampshire workers should not be funding other states’ budget woes if they don’t step foot in that state.”