Everything you need to know about New Hampshire state sales and use tax
What is the sales tax rate in New Hampshire?
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The New Hampshire sales tax rate is currently 0%. In New Hampshire, no other municipality can add sales taxes on top of the state rate.
Taxes in New Hampshire are , meaning the sales tax rate is based, or determined from, the
To see a full breakout of sales tax rates in NH by state, county, city and special district, use our easy New Hampshire sales tax calculator. After putting in any ZIP code, you can enter a retail price to calculate sales tax totals.
What is the use tax in New Hampshire?
The New Hampshire state use tax rate is zero.
If you reside in NH, use tax is due to the state on any and all transactions where sales tax has not been paid, even out-of-state internet sales.
Who has to pay sales or use tax to New Hampshire?
In general, a business must collect and remit all applicable sales taxes if that business has nexus, a physical presence such as a brick-and-mortar location, within a given state. The presence of an employee or salesperson, delivery by the seller's vehicle, and storage of materials usually establishes nexus as well.
New Hampshire says that an out-of-state seller is required to collect tax if they can be defined as having a physical presence in the state. New Hampshire does not currently have additional laws establishing nexus for other reasons such as out-of-state businesses using in-state affiliates, advertisers or vendors, or businesses that make internet sales or mail catalogs.
If you are not sure if you have established nexus in New Hampshire, you can usually get free help by contacting the New Hampshire State. Click here for an updated listing of direct phone numbers. You could also contact a qualified certified public accountant or lawyer who specializes in tax law in New Hampshire. Click here for listing of recommended resources.
Special rules applying to
sales and use taxes in New Hampshire
- Shipping is not taxable.
- Finance charges are exempt from sales tax, when stated separately.
- Clothing is tax exempt.
- Sales tax holidays are not planned for this state.
Since New Hampshire legislators can vote to change sales and use tax rates at any time, it is very difficult for individuals to keep track of the changes. The population of NH state is also rapidly changing, which can cause frequent updates to the ZIP codes and local municipality names and complicates the job of keeping track of sales tax jurisdictions.