Opposition to HB 15 – Creating a new tax on travel agents and car sharing servicesDownload
NetChoice opposes HB 15 because it creates a new tax on services provided by travel agents and online travel companies for researching, comparing, and booking rooms for travelers, and for New Hampshire residents who share their cars and trucks.
Cities and states favor hotel and rental car taxes since they fall mostly on visitors – not on residents and voters. But under this new language, this approach would backfire since the new service tax would be paid only by New Hampshire citizens – not by travelers from out-of-state.
We detail these concerns in the attached written testimony.