Editorial: Tax hike the wrong move for Bay State

Jul 25 2013

The Daily News

Legislators also showed little concern for the state’s anemic job market. The application of the sales tax to computer and software services will cost the state’s employers an additional $500 million per year, according to estimates from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Massachusetts is a leader in computer services; taxing a growth industry undermines the state’s competitive advantages. The tax will cut into profits in virtually every industry in the state, as those businesses are the primary customers for computer and software services. It is inevitable that jobs will be lost.
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