Tech community to protest software tax

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Members of the Massachusetts tech sector are planning a protest Tuesday in which they hope to flood legislative offices with hundreds of phone calls against the recently passed software services tax.

The so-called Beacon Hill Blitz is the latest effort by the business community to pressure lawmakers to undo the 6.25 percent sales tax on such common computing services as modifying software, updating business programs, and many other technology consulting practices.

Governor Deval Patrick plans to meet with legislative leaders and members of the technology sector this week to discuss the impact of the tax. Legislators could begin considering a bill to repeal the tax later this month.

The Patrick administration declined to comment on the protest.

Organizers hope to generate at least 400 calls to legislators on Tuesday.

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