The Maine Heritage Policy Center » cross border shopping

It is well-known that Maine and New Hampshire are polar opposites when it comes to tax policy.  Maine has one of the highest tax burdens in the country at 12.6 percent of personal income (6th highest) while New Hampshire has one of the lowest tax burdens at 8.7 percent of personal income (49th high ...
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The Silent Tax Revolt: Mainers Cross-Border Shopping in New Hampshire II
Read the full report | Faced with a $225,000,000 budget shortfall, some Maine legislators are considering significant tax increases in order to close the budget gap. Perhaps the most popular proposed solution is raising the sales tax by either increasing the rate 20 percent (to 6 percent from 5 perc ...
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Tax Savings to Mainers Engaging in Cross-Border Shopping In New Hampshire
Read the full report | Maine shares a border with only one other state—New Hampshire. More importantly, from a tax policy perspective, the Maine- New Hampshire border represents one of, if not the, largest tax differentials in the country. According to the Census Bureau, in FY 2005, Maine’s tax ...
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