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August 27. 2013 12:09PM

New tax-collection boss pledges to get millions more out of NH businesses

A waitress at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester rings in a receipt in this file photo. Until last year, the state Department of Revenue Administration accepted BET payments based on the hourly wages paid to workers. Now the state has reinterpreted the rules and is seeking to tax tips as well. 

"You should have policies and procedures. You should have rules. You should follow them, and the law. You should explore new ways to do your job, which is collect money. We endeavor to do all of those things, and do them better than we have been," said Commissioner John Beardmore in an interview yesterday. "Will it result in more dollars being collected for the state? Hopefully. We'd like to collect all of those dollars."



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