The state’s decision to add computer services to the state’s new 6% tax rate, which takes effect in January, has raised the ire of computing industry representatives.
The measure increases sales tax by 1% and adds computer support services, data center support, custom programming, consulting, and disaster recovery services to the list. Legislators approved the change as part of a tax package they passed early Monday morning.
There are many states that encourage startups and small companies. It doesn’t look like MD wants to be one of them anymore. I can’t help it but seeing a lot of companies looking for options to save on that tax- employing people from outside of MD.
What’s next: A babysitter’s sales tax?Or is this just simply another case of the government to dig into the pockets of citizen and companies instead of finding ways how to better balance what they have—without spending more?
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