Yikes:

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.'
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/07/...are-consulting

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.
http://blog.codingoutloud.com/2013/0...ware-services/

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?