Wednesday, August 7, 2013
House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on Ballot Initiative to Repeal Crippling Technology Tax
“I am pleased to lend my full support to the recently announced initiative to repeal the crippling technology tax, and I look forward to my continued communications and involvement with the proponents of the effort to place this question on the ballot next November.
In a state which thrives on the services rendered by the high-tech industry, this ill-conceived and ill-timed tax on certain software services will not only stifle the Commonwealth’s entrepreneurs, but will have a detrimental trickle-down effect on residents and customers alike.
Should this reckless tax on the computer services industry be allowed to stand, it sets a dangerous precedent for future efforts to tax other vital services – thus suppressing future economic growth.
The opposition to this tax transcends party lines, and represents a broad demographic. Our voices will be heard, and our efforts will be relentless.”