1. New Massachusetts tech tax hurts job creation, Pioneer Valley software companies consider court fight

    New Massachusetts tech tax hurts job creation, Pioneer Valley software companies consider court fight

    Paragus Strategic IT of Hadley hires a new employee making at least $30,000 a year every six months and had been thinking of opening a branch office in Springfield to handle its growing workload.  But that branch office and the jobs associated with it are now more likely to go to Nashua, N.H., or Hartford because Massachusetts has imposed a sales tax on computer software services, said Delcie Bean, the 27-year-old CEO of Paragus who founded the company when he was still a high-school student in Amherst.

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