Ways and Means Committee told they’ve ‘struggled the most’
By Katie Hoppler, NH Business Review
Currently, New Hampshire restaurants keep 3% of the state’s rooms and meals tax as a commission for collecting it. If proposed legislation gets approved, they’ll keep 5% of collected tax revenue for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
“Our restaurants have struggled the most,” said Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua, Senate Bill 128’s prime sponsor at a Feb. 8 Ways and Means Committee hearing.
Allowing the businesses to keep an additional 2% commission will provide “direct relief for restaurants and have no direct impact to the cities and towns,” Cindy said.
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