Earlier this week, NECN reported on the Software services tax and how it would affect local businesses. In that report is the following statement from State Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlboro).
“I have been in constant contact with the people that reached out to me and at this point we are trying just to provide them with as much information as we can,” says Representative Danielle Gregoire.
Rep. Gregoire says she did not support the IT tax but understands the need for additional revenue. She says she is directing her constituents to the department of revenue’s website to help residents find answers.
Guidelines have been posted.
“We don’t want to impact people; we don’t want to close small businesses; that was not the goal with this piece of legislation.”
Really Representative Gregoire? You did not support the IT tax? Let’s look back at the record. According to the Journal of the Massachusetts House of Representatives a vote was taken on Monday April 8, 2013 on Amendment 45 to the Transportation Finance Bill. This amendment would have stricken the software services tax from the final bill. Danielle Gregoire voted against this amendment as can be seen in Roll Call 53.
When given the opportunity to directly remove the software services tax from the legislation Gregoire voted for keeping it in. Then on final passage, the overriding of the Governor’s veto, she voted to override the veto and make the whole bill law.
If you are in the Metrowest Tech Community, don’t buy her spin, because it’s not even spin, it’s just a lie.