On Sales Tax Free Saturday, Red Mass. Group provides a good roundup on growing opposition to the new tax on software services - under which everybody from giant corporations to individual Web designers are now supposed to collect a tax every time they install or customize software for a client (including the cost of customizing open-source software).
State Sen. William Browsnberger wrote one constituent:
I have to confess that I share your concerns and have no better defense than: "It got by me."
Ed. conflict of interest note: As a side business, I install and configure Drupal Web sites. I currently have one Massachusetts client, so effective this month, I have to start charging them 6.25% in sales tax.