Ted Gatsas commits to bringing forward a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting an income tax on Granite Staters
MANCHESTER, NH – – In honor of National Tax Day, Manchester Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Ted Gatsas announced his support for a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting the legislature from imposing a personal income tax on New Hampshire citizens.
In November of 2012, 57% of New Hampshire voters supported a Constitutional Amendment banning an income tax. CACR 13 fell just shy of receiving the necessary 60% of the popular vote in the 2012 General Election.
Ted Gatsas made the following statement:
“It is vital to our economy that we maintain, and strengthen, the New Hampshire Advantage and our no income tax status is the cornerstone of this advantage.
While spending in the state continues to increase I am concerned that future legislatures, under the wrong leadership, would impose an income tax on Granite Staters.
I pledge to veto any income or sales tax that comes to my desk as Governor, but future Governors and legislatures may not make this same pledge.
The people of New Hampshire widely agree that an income tax is wrong for the state. I will work with the legislature to bring forward, advocate for, and pass a constitutional amendment banning an income tax in New Hampshire once and for all.
New Hampshire needs to grow our revenue streams through increased economic development, not through increased taxes. We, as a state, must recognize the role of government is to be the stewards of the taxpayer, not just the tax collector.
This constitutional amendment will strengthen our competitive tax advantage and forever end any possibility of an income tax on New Hampshire residents.”