[Hidden-tech] DOR FAQ on new IT services tax

Tess Gadwa info at yesexactly.com
Wed Aug 7 11:46:07 EDT 2013

What gets me about this article is that we in Western MA will never see
many of the improvements this tax is supposedly going to finance:

“We feel very strongly in support of the innovation economy,” Brewer said.
“But many of those employees that would be utilizing the innovation economy
need to get from their residence to their place of business. It requires
having adequate investment in the MBTA, in regional bus transportation, in
good roads and bridges.”


Innovation makes possible telecommuting and relocation to rural areas with
a lower cost of living, amongst other things. We in Western Mass have
glaring infrastructure and public transportation needs, but these are
typically neglected at the expense of more populated areas to our East.

With best regards,

Tess Gadwa

Chief Executive Officer

Yes Exactly, Inc. | yesexactly.com | 413.325.8251

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Chris Hoogendyk <hoogendyk at bio.umass.edu>wrote:

> There was a piece on NEPR this morning talking about just that. They
> interviewed someone who was head of a large software company who was
> talking about businesses fleeing Massachusetts. They also said there was an
> initiative that was going to try to repeal it, if necessary through a
> ballot initiative in the election next year.
> Ah, found the piece on WBUR - http://www.wbur.org/2013/08/**
> 07/software-services-tax-**repeal-effort<http://www.wbur.org/2013/08/07/software-services-tax-repeal-effort>
> Seems they would be looking for people from HiddenTech to join their
> bandwagon.
> On 8/6/13 9:30 PM, Tess Gadwa wrote:
>> I want to know why we as an industry are not doing some serious lobbying
>> to get this stupid and arbitrary tax repealed. Does anyone know of a group
>> that is taking action on this front? Even a list of representatives to call
>> would be helpful.
>> Tess Gadwa
>> Chief Executive Officer
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