The tax was passed into law as part of the transportation finance bill on July 26 and went into effect just one week later. While taxes are not due until September, local businesses are left scrambling to figure out how to charge their customers and if their services are taxable. Winslow said that many of the business owners are erring on the side of caution and taxing their services across the board to avoid harsh tax penalties later on.
"It's an absolute nightmare. Some of the busiest people in the state are accountants right now," said Rep. Matthew Beaton, who also voted against the tax and heard the same issue from his own constituents.