Tool | August 2016

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules -- on income, ordinary purchases, gas, "sin" products, property, and more -- across the U.S.

New Hampshire

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The Bottom Line
Map of New Hampshire

Mixed Tax Picture

The Granite State depends more on property taxes for revenue than most states because there are no general income taxes or sales taxes. It also receives substantial revenue from taxes on motor fuels, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages sold through state liquor stores. The state income tax is limited to a 5% tax on dividends and interest; a $1,200 exemption is available for residents 65 or older.

Sales Tax

No sales tax

Income Tax Range

New Hampshire doesn't have an income tax. But there's a 5% tax on dividends and interest in excess of $2,400 for individuals ($4,800 for joint filers). See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how New Hampshire taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.24 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.24 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on New Hampshire's median home value of $236,400 is $5,131.

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in New Hampshire.

Vehicle Taxes

No sales tax is due, but vehicle registration is done at the town and county level, where taxes may be levied based on the vehicle’s value and age.

Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.30 per gallon.
New Hampshire directly controls wine and liquor sales through state-owned stores.

Cigarettes, little cigars and loose tobacco for cigarettes: $1.78 per pack
Other tobacco products: 65% of the wholesale price.

Travel Taxes

Statewide lodging tax: 9%.
Rental cars: 9%.

Taxes On Wireless Service

8.2%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

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