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Business

Shirley Leung

What took Deval Patrick so long to fight the tech tax?

I have only one question for Deval Patrick: What took you so long?

You knew, back in June, about growing opposition to the software tax tucked into your transportation finance bill. Tech and business leaders warned the levy was so broadly written it would have a devastating impact, not only on the tech industry, but on any company that buys sophisticated software. These days, that’s just about everyone.

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