Technical Information Release TIR 13-10 becomes effective in Massachusetts on July 31st, 2013. It requires software consultants to collect a 6.25% sales tax from their clients if they perform 'computer system design services and the modification, integration, enhancement, installation or configuration of standardized software.'

The legislation was enacted on July 24, 2013 TIR 13-10 was published on July 25, 2013, and the new taxes are effective beginning on July 31, 2013.

For a new tax, how can they make it effective so quickly? Less than a week is not enough time for the public to make comments, let alone enough time for businesses to implement.

Is this a preview of coming events for software consultants and developers?