Regional Comparison

Regional Comparison

New Hampshire towns have always compared favorably to most Massachusetts communities when it comes to taxes and cost of living. In fact, with its' available developable land, infrastructure and ease of access to major transportation hubs, Pelham offers all the convenience of major many urban centers at a lower cost and higher quality of living.

Choosing Pelham as a great place to live and work

Located on the border with MA, Pelham NH appeals to customers seeking the tax advantages of shopping in NH. We also provide an opportunity to enjoy a good meal!


Comparison of NH to MA

Top Corporate Income Tax    8.5%  8.75%
Sales Tax    None    6.25%
Internet Sales Tax  None 5%
Top Personal Income Tax  None 5.3%
Top Capital Gains Tax  None 5.3%
Motor Fuel Tax (per gallon) 0.196 0.235
Telecommunications Tax  7%  9.3%
Unemployment Insurance Tax (New Employers)  2.7% 2.83%
Unemployment Insurance Tax/Per Employee $216  $396
Tax Burden – State/Local, % of Income 2008 7.6%   9.5%

Source: Data compiled by NH Division of Economic Development, displayed on, State to State Comparison of NH and Massachusetts.

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golferFor nearly 50 years, Pelham has been home to the 9-hole, semi-private golf club, Pine Valley Golf Links. Find out why owner and Pelham resident, H. Todd Madden, chose Pelham for his business, and the secret to its success.