GOP Lawmakers Push to Repeal “Tech Tax”
Republican House Leader Bradley Jones of North Reading and Senate GOP Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester are planning a Monday afternoon press conference at the digital marketing firm Genuine Interactive in Boston.
The bill filing follows a series of discussions held by GOP lawmakers with technology industry professionals and representatives from local chambers of commerce.
The computer sales tax, approved as part of a transportation financing plan, has drawn sharp criticism from technology companies.
They say the so-called “tech tax” is vague and confusing, while warning it could harm a key sector of the state’s economy and cost jobs.
Critics are also pushing a proposed ballot question to repeal the law.