Concord, NH- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released a statement following the announcement that the NH Department of Justice will be filing a lawsuit with the US Supreme Court in response to Massachusetts’ announcement they will impose their income tax on New Hampshire residents working from home due to 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 another state’s assault 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.”

“I thank Governor Sununu and the NH Department of Justice for standing up for the NH Advantage and NH residents by filing this lawsuit in the US Supreme Court. The Massachusetts public hearing held on this issue had clear, overwhelming opposition to the rule, yet they chose to continue to steal money from hard working Granite Staters.”

“As we all know, taxation is theft, and Massachusetts is choosing to engage in cross-border theft to fund their historically big government spending problems.”