Though New Hampshire lacks most major taxes that take a chunk out of ones wallet, New Hampshire has a few "Excise Taxes" that haven't yet been repealed. Until such a time as they are, this page documents those that exist.
Fuel in New Hampshire currently includes the Excise and Tax Fees in the total price at the pump. Gas is currently taxed at the same rate regardless of the type of fuel. Please see the following table:
What we generally refer to as "Sin Taxes" are a type of Excise tax within New Hampshire.
Wine is not taxed. Beer is taxed at a statewide rate of $0.30/gallon on top of a federal excise rate when applicable. These rates will generally be baked into the total price tag and the business is responsible for paying these collected fees to the state and federal governments.
Liquor and Spirits are not taxed but can only be purchased in state-run alcoholic beverage companies.
Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Tobacco
Nicotine and nicotine-related sales incur a special excise tax upon purchase. These also apply to cigars. These taxes are:
Miscellaneous Excise Taxes & other Miscellaneous Taxes
New Hampshire has several other small, unnoticed taxes. These are unlikely to cause any strain on finances to the vast majority of residents.
Communication Services Tax
The Communication Services Tax is a 7.0% tax applied to all two-way Communications Services. This amounts to an average of $8.18 per bill per consumer.
Car Registration Taxes and Fees
The state levies a small tax when registering your vehicles for the year under RSA 261. The general case for the majority of vehicles is:
|8001-73280 lbs||$0.96/100 lbs|
For other vehicles, such as agricultural vehicles or antique motorcycles, the registration fees are listed in RSA 261.
Real Estate Transfer Tax
The New Hampshire Real Estate Transfer tax is levied on sales of property at a rate of $.75 per $100 of the transfer.
New Hampshire has no firearm related sales taxes or special excise taxes as it has no Sales Taxes. Unfortunately, federal excise taxes and fees on firearms and ammunition do still apply.