COVID-19 Resource Page

The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis will affect New Hampshire residents in many ways, from both the immediate health and financial impacts to long-term economic consequences. NHFPI will continue to publish resources examining issues related to the COVID-19 crisis, including health policy, economic security supports for Granite Staters, economic trends, state revenues, the effects of ...

Revenue in Review: An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System and Major Revenue Sources

New Hampshire’s revenue system is relatively unique in the United States, as it lacks broad-based income and sales taxes and instead relies on a diversity of more narrowly-based taxes, fees, and other revenue sources to fund public services. This system presents both advantages and disadvantages to stable, adequate, and sustainable revenue generation. The New Hampshire ...

Building the Budget: New Hampshire’s State Budget Process and Recent Funding Trends

Building the New Hampshire State Budget is a long process, beginning when the State government is not even halfway through the duration of the previous State Budget and usually ending in that previous budget’s final days, approximately a year later. The process includes five major phases, challenging jargon, unwritten norms, multiple revenue estimates, and several ...

An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System

(NOTE: See NHFPI’s May 2017 publication, Revenue in Review: An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System and Major Revenue Sources, for updated information on New Hampshire’s revenue sources and recent trends.) Due in large measure to the recent national recession and the continuing struggle to recover from it, New Hampshire will face a budget shortfall on the ...