Massachusetts to Tax Computer and Software Services

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

 
 
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At the end of July, Massachusetts will begin taxing certain computer and software services. Massachusetts will tax sales of computer system design services and the modification, integration, enhancement, installation, or configuration of standardized software. On July 24, the state legislature overrode the governor's veto and enacted these provisions into law. The new tax becomes effective July 31, 2013.

Massachusetts taxes "services," which currently includes only telecommunications services. The new law adds "computer system design services" and the modification, integration, enhancement, installation, or configuration of standardized software to the definition of taxable services. "Computer system design services" means the planning, consulting, or designing of computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, or communication technologies. Note that taxable services will not include data access, data processing, or information management services.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H3535


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