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NH Jury Duty Pay and Reimbursement Rates

| Jury Duty Pay Rates in New Hampshire

Juror Daily Pay Travel Reimbursement Per Mile
$10.00 $0.20
* See Notes

| Jury Duty Pay Rates in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, jurors receive nominal compensation for each day spent at jury selection, or while serving on a jury. Jurors can also qualify to receive mileage reimbursement for travel related to their jury duty service.

Notes: $0.20 only if the juror resides in a different city or town If the travel is more than 50 miles one way, court clerk may allocate time compensation in addition to mileage.

Free parking for jurors who park in area designated for more than 15 minutes.

| Other Compensation for Jurors in New Hampshire

Juror pay is typically a token amount, set by state or local law decades ago, and is often very low due to not being not adjusted for inflation or rising costs of living.

In addition to your pay, you will generally be reimbursed for costs associated with serving as a juror, including parking, tolls, and if necessary, overnight accommodations during multi-day trials away from your home. The courthouse will often provide refreshments and meals during the trial to permit jurors to continue deliberations without leaving.

Does My Employer Pay Me For Jury Duty?

In most states, your employer will be required to give you unpaid time off for jury duty, while in some states employers are required to pay employees for time served on a jury. Your employer may also elect to pay you for time served on a jury even if they are not required to, though many may then require you to sign over your jury duty paycheck. Click here for more info on your employer's jury duty obligations in New Hampshire.

Is New Hampshire Jury Duty Pay Taxable?

While jury duty pay in New Hampshire won't add up to much, the IRS considers it to be taxable income. Sometimes the court will send you a 1099-G or 1099-MISC form with your jury duty payment, other times you won't receive a 1099. Mileage reimbursements, and jury duty pay that you signed over to your employer, are not taxable. You may also be able to claim tax deductions for unreimbursed mileage or expenses incurred during the course of your jury duty service.

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