Amherst, NH Resident Looks for Answers
If you receive a large sum of money, the tax rate will depend on why you received the money. Money that is received through the lottery or other winnings is generally taxed at your standard tax rate. When the windfall is received because of selling real estate properties or a business, the rate will usually fall under the long-term capital gains rate, if the assets have been in your possession long enough. Money received as an inheritance may be subject to the inheritance tax depending on the state you live in. New Hampshire does not have an estate tax.
An Amherst resident recently received a large amount of money from his employer. Concerned about how this would affect his taxes at the end of the year, he sought the advice of Merrimack Tax Associates.