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Incentives & Taxes

One of the chief incentives New Hampshire offers businesses is its steady and consistent tax policy, making it the #1 best state in New England for its business tax climate (#6 in the nation), according to the Tax Foundation.

Businesses can also apply to receive tax credits for economic revitalization, research and development, and job creation.

The Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit offers a short-term business tax credit for projects that improve infrastructure and create jobs in designated areas of a municipality.

The Coos County Job Creation Tax Credit is awarded to businesses hiring employees for new, full-time positions that pay wages 200 percent higher than the minimum wage.

WorkInvestNH provides a 50/50 cash match grant $750 to $100,000 for customized training of a company’s employees.

Regenerative Manufacturing Tax Exemption is available to qualified businesses involved in regenerative manufacturing are exempt from the business profits and enterprise taxes for 10 years.

The Research and Development Tax Credit enables businesses to apply for tax credits on new research and development costs they can use toward business taxes paid. The credit can be carried forward for up to five years.
New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority awards up to $5 million a year in New Hampshire Tax Credits to nonprofit organizations.
Opportunity Zones: New Hampshire has 27 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones, which enables investors to defer capital gains on earnings reinvested in the zones through Opportunity Funds.