New Hampshire Income Tax Amendment, CACR 13 (2012)
|New Hampshire Constitution|
Currently the state of New Hampshire charges some personal income taxes: the gambling winnings tax that assesses a 10 percent levy on winnings of $600 or more and a 5 percent tax on dividends and interest.
House Speaker William O'Brien, who co-sponsored the proposed measure, said, "The point of this amendment is to avoid this state being changed. We're the only state in the Northeast that doesn't charge an income tax, and I want to keep it that way."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the New Hampshire constitution
In order for the state legislature to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, both chambers of the state legislature must approve doing so by a vote in each house of at least 60%. Once any such constitutional amendment is on the ballot, the state's voters must approve it by a 2/3 vote for it to pass.