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New Hampshire Income Taxes

New Hampshire State Taxes

State Taxes at a Glance – Nevada

Type of Tax2023
Individual RatesNone
Corporate / Business Tax Rates7.50%
Gross Receipts TaxYes
Sales TaxNone
Property Taxes1.96% as a percentage of primary home
Estate or Inheritance TaxNone

State Income Taxes in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of the most tax advantageous states in the country. They have no personal income tax and also no sales tax. Due to low taxes, it’s one of the best states for retirees. However, they do have a small tax on Interest and Dividend income.

Interest and Dividend Taxes in New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire is one of only two States that have an Interest and Dividend Tax (the only other one being Tennessee). Since New Hampshire doesn’t have a state tax, they needed to collect money somewhere. The Tax is only 4.00%, and only effects residents whose total Interest and Dividend income is greater than $2,400 ($4,800 if you’re married.)

State Business Taxes in New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire has two (2) different business taxes. The Business Profits Tax (BPT) and the Business Enterprise Tax (BET). This tax rate effects all businesses such as Corporations, S Corporations, LLCs and Sole Proprietorships. However, both the BPT and BET are only assessed on businesses that have a minimum amount of gross receipts.

Business Profits Tax (BPT) – The BPT is 7.50% tax. It’s only assessed if your business income is over the threshold of $92,000. However, if your business is either a sole proprietorship, partnership, or LLC, there is a special deduction called the “Compensation Deduction for Personal Services.” This deduction allows sole proprietors, LLC members, or partners to deduct Reasonable Compensation from the Gross Margins calculations of the BPT. All earnings subject to self-employment tax are exempt from the BPT. If you own an S Corporation, then your officer’s salary is deducted from Gross Margins to calculate the tax.

Business Enterprise Tax (BET) – The BET is 0.55% tax. If your business meets one of the following thresholds, you must pay BET:

  • Gross Margins are greater than $222,000, or
  • Enterprise Value Tax Base is greater than $111,000.

Your Enterprise Value Tax Base consists of the sum of the following paid by the business:

  • Compensation Paid
  • Interest Paid
  • Dividends Paid

Additionally, any BET tax you pay will give you a tax credit on your BPT so there is no double taxation of the gross margins tax.

S Corporation Elections in New Hampshire

Since the BPT tax base is reduced by officer’s compensation (and self-employed earnings), you should consult a tax professional to see if it makes sense to become an S-Corporation in New Hampshire. The main advantage of becoming an S-Corporation is to lower your payroll tax. However, any income not included in your salary may be subject to the BPT, thereby, neutralizing the S-Election benefit. Please consult with a CPA before making an S-Corp election to see if it makes sense in your particular situation.

Deduction of BPT and BET on Federal Business Return

Please make sure that your CPA or Tax Preparer deducts the BPT and BET as a business expense on your tax return (on Schedule C, 1120-S, or 1065), and not as a State Income Tax Deduction on your Schedule A.

This is a common mistake that is made by CPAs and Tax Preparers that are not familiar with New Hampshire Business Tax Law.

Sales and Property Taxes in New Hampshire

Sales Tax – There is no sales tax in New Hampshire – Yay!

Property Taxes – the average property tax rate for residential property in the state of New Hampshire is 1.96%, making it one of the most expensive places in the country to pay property tax (behind New Jersey and Illinois).

New Hampshire DMV Tax

A portion of the New Hampshire DMV fees are a based on the MSPR of the vehicle when purchased. They are assessed by the Municipality or County you live in. The municipality is deductible on your personal tax return. Here is a link to the New Hampshire DMV website where you can learn more information.

New Hampshire on Social Security Benefits

Nevada does not tax social security benefits.

Payroll taxes in New Hampshire

Unemployment taxes usually consist of three factors. They are the wage base, range of rates, number of schedules. Below is an outline of the three:

  • Wage Base – New Hampshire has a wage base of $14,000
  • UI Rates – range from 0.60% to 9.00%
  • Schedules – New Hampshire has multiple rate schedules regarding Unemployment Taxes.

New Hampshire Business Entities – LLCs

New Hampshire has an average cost to opening an LLC. Here are some important facts:

  • New Hampshire’s annual LLC fee is $100
  • When you initially register, you pay an additional one time fee of $100
  • Secretary of State of New Hampshire website – click here

Nevada Tax Contact Phone Numbers

Important phone numbers for the Nevada Department of Taxation:

  • Website:
  • Phone# for Individuals – (603) 230-5000
  • Phone# for Businesses – Same