House Republican Leader Statement on Republican Effort to Cut Meals Tax

CONCORD – House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) today offered a statement following the defeat of a Republican sponsored bill that would have provided a cut in the tax on meals in New Hampshire, from 9% to 8%. The bill was defeated by a vote of 184-148.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Republicans will continue to explore reasonable ways to lower the tax burden on our hard working citizens. While some would like you to believe the meals tax is primarily paid by those who visit our state as tourists, the reality is that you and I pay it on our morning coffee or bagel, our grilled cheese at lunch, or our pizza dinner with the family. Lowering taxes like the meals tax is something I hope we continue to discuss as ways to help families keep more of their hard earned money in their own pockets.”