Mass. House Poised to Debate Repeal of ‘Tech Tax’

MA State BudgetBOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are preparing to debate legislation aimed at repealing an unpopular new technology tax.

The Massachusetts House is expected to take up and approve the repeal when it meets in a formal session Wednesday. The Senate is not scheduled to debate the measure Wednesday, but is planning to come back into session Thursday.

Gov. Deval Patrick has said he was open to repealing the tax, which state officials had estimated would generate $161 million in the fiscal year that began July 1.

Patrick has pressed lawmakers to find an alternative source of revenue if the tax is eliminated.

But House Speaker Robert DeLeo has said there will be no proposal of any new taxes to make up for the revenue. He also said he anticipated no budget cuts as a result of the repeal.

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  • weasel

    You passed it you fools. What are you debating. Can’t believe you all get paid to do something and get paid to do away with it. Of course you never read or knew the impact of the tax to the PEOPLE and businesses. Ignorance is bliss.