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Needham technology executive welcomes governor Patrick's opposition to tax

Posted by Your Town  September 11, 2013 09:08 AM

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The president of a Needham technology company who met with Governor Deval Patrick last week welcomed the governor's new position in opposition to the state technology tax.

“He’s taking the right position. He sees the reputational problem that Massachusetts faces by targeting the tech industry,” Andy Singleton, president of Assembla Inc. of Needham, told the Globe for a story published Wednesday. “Almost everyone who has looked closely at this law now realizes it’s a bad law. Everyone realizes the tax needs to be repealed. It can’t be replaced.”

The measure applies the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax to a variety of computer software related services, including such common business practices as modifying off-the-shelf software, configuring programs, and developing websites.

Patrick announced his opposition Tuesday. Read more in the Globe.

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