Computer Services Tax
When you aren’t making enough of an effort to reach out to your constituents for feedback before you lower a tax boom on them, you wind up legislating in a vacuum.
A growing number of our state legislators who last month voted to extend the 6.25% sales tax to a wide range of computer and software services – the largest tax of its kind in the country – are admitting that was a mistake.
Despite warnings from business groups, Gov. Patrick and the Legislature developed and passed this tax hike without much of a clue about how it would work.