BOSTON (WWLP) - Governor Deval Patrick has reversed his position on a new technology tax. He told 22News what changed his mind.
Initially, Governor Deval Patrick was supportive of a new sales tax that charges businesses for computer software services, but now he's changed his mind.
Confusion and uncertainty over the scope of this new tech tax has led some software and web design companies to stop billing their clients. State lawmakers have filed bills to repeal the tax.
After a private meeting with technology leaders last week, Patrick says he's listened to their concerns, and is considering another revenue source to replace the tax.
Gov Deval Patrick said, “So I'm open to making the change, I think there is a consensus because the Legislature has relied on this revenue to balance the budget, what it will be replaced with and at this point it's really on them.”
Gov. Patrick would not comment on what revenue source the tax it should be replaced with.