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  • Employability and Understanding the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision (and how it affects NH businesses)

    This Seacoast Chamber Alliance material is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth.
     

     
    The Seacoast Chamber Alliance is pleased to provide you with its weekly updates on programs and upcoming events that are part of our business recovery efforts to support Seacoast businesses. Be sure to watch for the Seacoast Chamber Alliance header, shown above, that will alert you to these important updates.
     
    UPCOMING WEBINARS
     
    Seacoast Chamber Alliance Employability Forum
     
    Save the Date
     
    Seacoast Chamber Alliance Employability Forum
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    8:30 to 10 a.m. (via Zoom)
     
    Employability is a person’s ability to gain initial employment, maintain employment, or obtain new employment. COVID-19 has left thousands of workers without jobs, and hundreds of businesses seeking to rehire or find new employees as they re-open.
    The Chambers of the Seacoast Alliance will conduct a forum aimed at helping workers understand the concept of employability and connecting them with the resources available to help them improve their employability skills.
     
    Understanding the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision & How it Affects NH Businesses Selling Out of State
     
    Save the Date
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 10:30am-12:00 pm (Remote)
     
    An Introduction for NH Business Owners to
    Understand the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision and
    How it Affects NH Businesses
     
    Do you own or manage a New Hampshire-based business? Do you sell products or services to clients and customers outside of New Hampshire? Are you responsible for state tax reporting for your company?
     
    On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. drastically changed the state sales tax collection requirements for remote sellers, including those located in New Hampshire. States can now require businesses that do not have any physical connection to their state to register and collect the state’s sales taxes if the business’ economic activity in their state exceeds specified thresholds based on sales and/or transactions. Although the case was decided more than two years ago, taxing authorities and businesses are still working through the consequences of the decision. 
     
    Join state and local tax specialists from Baker Newman Noyes for a virtual event, during which you will learn about the Wayfair ruling and how it impacts your business and what you should be doing now. Attendees will hear from Michele Cota from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's office about federal activities and efforts related to the Wayfair decision.
     
    Who should attend?
    Owners and management of small and medium-sized businesses in New Hampshire that sell tangible personal property or services outside of the state.
     
    The presentation will cover:
    • Sales/use tax basics;
    • General requirements adopted by various states since the Wayfair ruling;
    • What to consider before registering your business in a new state;
    • The obstacles faced by businesses that are working to comply with the states’ new laws; and,
    • Best practices to consider in terms of business compliance efforts.
     
     
    Seacoast Safe Pledge
     
     
    Take the "Seacoast Safe Pledge"! Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the community and let people know you are taking all the recommended steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
     
    Workplace Safety Printable Posters
     
    The Seacoast Chamber Alliance has developed workplace safety posters for businesses to download and print to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Click on the posters below to access the PDF file or visit www.visitseacoastnh.com.
     
     
     
     
    Business Support Survey
     
    Click the button below to access the Seacoast Chamber Alliance Business Support Survey. As part of our partnership with the BEA (NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs), this questionnaire has been put together to better gauge the needs of our member businesses through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. There have been many resources made available over the past several months that we hope have provided some relief to your business. We look forward to gaining a better understanding of your current and future needs so that we may assist you with resources needed over the next several months.
     
    Seacoast Landing Page
     
    • Please be sure to visit the Seacoast Chamber Alliance web page.
    This site offers two sections with resources dedicated to both visitors and Seacoast businesses:
    •  A Visitors Resources link will take you to a page dedicated to providing resources and information to visitors in the Seacoast region, including:
    • What to Do, Where to Stay, Where to Shop, Where to Dine and Takeout
    • List of businesses in the region that have taken the Seacoast Safe Pledge
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    A Visitor guide with Seacoast Drives & Itineraries, Videos, and links to
    everything a visitor needs to plan an unforgettable trip to the Seacoast. 
     
    •  A Business Resources link provides tools and resources for businesses to use, including:
    • A variety of workplace safety posters and a poster of COVID-19 testing sites in the Seacoast region that can be easily downloaded and printed for businesses to display.
    • Upcoming business recovery webinars.
    • Take the Seacoast Safe Pledge.
    • Business support survey and more.
     
    The visitseacoastnh.com website continues to be populated. Watch as information continues to appear on this new and informative website.
    These programs are presented by the Seacoast Chamber Alliance in partnership with the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs.