Massachusetts Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Monday to repeal the software services tax meant to raise $160 million annually to help fund transportation upgrades.
The bill is the second legislative attempt to abolish the tax that was passed by Beacon Hill lawmakers in July as part of a finance package that hiked cigarette and gas taxes and extended the 6.25 percent sales tax to a range of computing services. In August, Democratic state lawmaker and congressional candidate Karen Spilka filed a bill to repeal the tax.
“There remains absolutely no appetite for this tax, and it continues to hurt the economic prospects for one of our state’s most vibrant and prosperous trades,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones of North Reading. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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