NEW: Mass. GOP Lawmakers to Hold Tech Tax Repeal Press Conference
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
In addition to discussing the repeal of the “Tech Tax”, the lawmakers will push for new House rules which would require more public input and transparency on any bill filed in the Massachusetts Legislature relative to taxes or fee increases.
Tech Tax Background
Massachusetts’ controversial technology tax, which was part of a $500 million transportation financing bill, imposes a 6.25% sales and use tax on a variety of information technology services—including telecommunications services, computer system design services, and the modification, integration, enhancement, installation or configuration of standardized, aka prewritten, software.
Despite going into law in July, state officials have not collected any payments. In fact, the Department of Revenue extended the first filing deadline to Oct. 20 just last week.
Republican state lawmakers unveiled a bill earlier this month to repeal the so-called “tech tax.” Since then, the repeal movement has gained bipartisan support from Democrats, including Gov. Deval Patrick, who initially proposed the tax.
The House will vote tomorrow afternoon on whether to repeal the new law.
About Clocktower Technology Services, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Clocktower Technology Services, Inc. is an information and communication technology company, based in Franklin, Massachusetts. We provide a host of services to businesses and divisions of 10 to 200 employees. It is located at 308 West Central Street, Suite D, in Franklin, Mass.
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