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Old 06-07-2012, 06:32 PM
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The office i work out is in MA and live in NH. I work remote or travel almost the time, but I am still required to pay MA income tax (NH has no income tax). This is such a scam. As a resident of NH I do not get any benefit from the tax. Even more so how ironic with the history of the revolution in MA, I am actual taxed without representation.

In full disclosure I do only file for the days I am in state, but for some reason I just got a "assessment" letter from the commies to the south of me that they want another $200! I have no idea how they get away with this.

I'll show them...I'll move to MA, quit my job and use all the services!
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:23 AM
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I hate to burst your bubble, but it's not just Mass that does this. My brother in law lives in NH and works in ME and he pays ME taxes. When athletes are playing out of state away games they pay the income tax of the state that they are playing in...

Don't like paying high property taxes in NH and a different states income tax while working in the state? Find a job in NH or move to MA.

Oh, by the way, if you quit your job you do not get unemployment so best of luck to you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by burtonboards32 View Post
I hate to burst your bubble, but it's not just Mass that does this. My brother in law lives in NH and works in ME and he pays ME taxes. When athletes are playing out of state away games they pay the income tax of the state that they are playing in...

Don't like paying high property taxes in NH and a different states income tax while working in the state? Find a job in NH or move to MA.

Oh, by the way, if you quit your job you do not get unemployment so best of luck to you.
The quit the job was said tongue and cheek. I know it is not just MA, the point was more regarding the irony of the concept of taxation without representation getting its routes in MA, yet that is where we are now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
The quit the job was said tongue and cheek. I know it is not just MA, the point was more regarding the irony of the concept of taxation without representation getting its routes in MA, yet that is where we are now.
I get what you are saying, but your choice to work in MA requires you to pay the taxes, you just opt out of "taking advantage" of those tax dollars by living in NH, where you do have "representation".
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:55 AM
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And they are wondering why people are moving out of states with high taxes...
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:59 AM
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You get a job from a Company located in MA. The Company located in MA gets benefits from MA Taxes (police, fire, ambulance, etc...). Without those benefits, the company would not be in business. You are benefitting.
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And they are wondering why people are moving out of states with high taxes...
Then why isn't he moving out of NH? He pays probably 2 or 3 times the property tax in NH as I do in MA.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:16 AM
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Hell I live in one city and own commercial property in another and pay 10x more tax in the city the commercial property is in and I don't get to vote or any say so in policy, I own property in another state and pay property taxes there and have to pay out of state hunting and fishing license fees wheres the justice in that.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by oceandansar View Post
Hell I live in one city and own commercial property in another and pay 10x more tax in the city the commercial property is in and I don't get to vote or any say so in policy, I own property in another state and pay property taxes there and have to pay out of state hunting and fishing license fees wheres the justice in that.
So if someone owns property in 100 different towns they should get to vote in 100 times in local elections?

You pay out of state fees because its not your perminent residence. This really is not a new concept and I am sure you were aware of this when you bought another home, a vacation home, a luxury. Like people say about buying a boat, if you cannot afford to fuel, maintane, or pay the necessary fees that are required while owning a boat, you should not own a boat. It is the same thing with a second home...
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Originally Posted by burtonboards32 View Post
So if someone owns property in 100 different towns they should get to vote in 100 times in local elections?

You pay out of state fees because its not your perminent residence. This really is not a new concept and I am sure you were aware of this when you bought another home, a vacation home, a luxury. Like people say about buying a boat, if you cannot afford to fuel, maintane, or pay the necessary fees that are required while owning a boat, you should not own a boat. It is the same thing with a second home...
I was gonna type out a lengthy explantation but hell its friday and no I don't have a problem buying fuel to go places so I think I'll just get in my truck and go somewhere this is a tough crowd around here lately
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:18 AM
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Guys, I just thought it was ironic, that is it. I made the decision with my eyes wide open on the downside of living in NH, working in MA. It was not a financial decision, it was quality of life.
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Guys, I just thought it was ironic, that is it. I made the decision with my eyes wide open on the downside of living in NH, working in MA. It was not a financial decision, it was quality of life.
Can't argue there, I'd prefer to live in NH over MA myself, especially the area that you live in but I am bound to south-east MA for now due to work. I have applied many times at the shipyard but no bites yet.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:03 AM
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Weak. MA isn't denying you your right to representation, you're doing it to yourself and complaining about it.
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