How Did It Happen? The Massachusetts Tech Tax Timeline


Aug. 16 - Memos Circulated About Tax

In response to the growing confusion surrounding the tax on software services, Sen. Stephen Brewer and Rep. Brian Dempsey (pictured) distributed memos around the legislature, explaining why the tax was important to keep and addressing common concerns.

"The changes to the sales tax will help level the playing field by requiring technology companies' products to be subject to the sales tax, just as other businesses' products are taxed," Dempsey's memo said.