Democratic state Senator Karen Spilka filed a bill to repeal the recently enacted software services tax that caught many in the tech sector off guard but has recently sparked a political movement against it led by some of the state’s biggest companies.
Spilka’s bill introduced Wednesday also asks that a newly formed Massachusetts Tax Fairness Commission find alternatives for raising the $160 million that the software tax is intended to collect annually to help fund transportation upgrades.
“We have all been heralding that we are in an innovation economy in Massachusetts,” said Spilka, who represents parts of Middlesex and Norfolk counties where many tech firms are located. “It appears to me this is the opposite direction that we, as a tech hub, want to be going.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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