Panel Says Don’t Tax Cloud Computing

A legislative study committee has recommended that lawmakers oppose taxing computer software that’s accessed over the Internet. The committee, which included members of the business community, debated whether a cloud computing tax will hurt innovative companies or cost the state much-needed revenues.

Lawmakers Enter Vermont’s Cloud Tax Debate

Lawmakers are weighing in on the debate about whether Vermont should continue to charge a sales tax on products sold remotely via the Internet, or the cloud. Some lawmakers say that if the state drops that tax, it could stand to lose much-needed future revenue.