Policy Research Shop Testimony: February 18, 2011

PRS Students Testify Before New Hampshire Business Tax Commission

On February 18, 2011, three students from the Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop testified before the New Hampshire Commission for the Study of Business Taxes. The Commission is comprised of seven NH State Legislators and private citizens who have expertise in finance, accounting, and/or business. The PRS students, William Danaher ’13, Katherine Schade ’13, and Galen Pospisil ’13 presented their findings about New Hampshire’s business tax climate and the connections between different tax structures and business growth.

They also shared findings about innovative tax credit and incentive programs designed to address particular policy goals such as small business growth or environmental protection. The team’s report included a thorough understanding of New Hampshire’s business tax code, an assessment of the state's standing relative to other states, a review of the relevant academic literature, and highlights of trends and innovations in New Hampshire and beyond. It will contribute to the Commission's broader mission to reassess the business environment that results from New Hampshire’s tax code.