Dear technology executive,
Take Action – Your Voice Needed to Oppose New Software Tax System
Please contact your state Senator today and tell them to reject the new custom software tax included in the House Version of Senate Bill 6143!
In the past 24 hours, the state House of Representatives has passed a bill that will create a new tax on a whole range of innovative software companies that are at the center of our technology industry. Without any input from industry, the House passed a version of Senate Bill 6143 that includes a new tax on custom software development-a fundamental shift in tax policy that could lead to job losses, business closures and new taxes on other professional services.
There are over 2,500 custom software businesses in our state and most of these are small companies-and many are independent and freelance consultants. These companies and their employees already pay over $150 million in state and local taxes and are held up as the kind of innovation businesses we want to encourage in Washington.
Yet this new tax scheme does just the opposite of encourage.
The challenge before the Governor and our Legislators is not an easy one, but this new tax is not the answer. If you agree with us, then please contact your state Senator today and tell them to reject the new custom software tax included in the House Version of Senate Bill 6143.
We have already drafted a message for you to send, please click on the take action now link below to be redirected to our grass roots government affairs mobilization tool. Thank you.
TAKE ACTION NOW
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lew McMurran, our Vice President of Government & External Affairs at Lmcmurran@washingtontechnology.org. Want to learn more about this topic? Visit Lew’s Government Affairs Blog.
President & CEO
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA