Pappas co-sponsors bill that would help New Hampshire remote workers from paying Massachusetts tax

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Congressman Chris Pappas

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Friday, Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) joined with Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) in co-sponsoring a new bill by Congressman James Himes (D-CT) that would reclassify the taxes of multi-state telecommuting workers.

Himes’ bill, H.R. 7968, amends Title 4 of U.S. Code to clarify that workers are only required to pay income tax to the state where they were physically present where the income was earned.

The bill, also known as “The Multi-State Workers Tax Fairness Act”, would prevent the State of Massachusetts from taxing New Hampshire residents who normally work in Massachusetts but have been working remotely in New Hampshire since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At a time when many New Hampshire residents are teleworking from home in order to keep their families and their communities safe, it is completely unfair for Massachusetts to levy an income tax on these workers,” said Pappas. “The Multi-State Workers Tax Fairness Act eliminates overly complex and unfair multi-state tax codes and ensures that employees will only be subject to the tax laws of their state when they telework. As we come together to deal with the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, I will continue to fight for the interests of Granite State families. I hope we can build bipartisan support for this bill which would provide relief from unfair out-of-state taxes.”

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.