Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is convening a meeting of business leaders and lawmakers Wednesday to discuss the state's new sales tax on computer and software services.

The tax, approved by the Legislature as part of a transportation financing plan, has drawn sharp criticism from technology companies and calls for its repeal.

Critics say it's vague and will cause harm to a key sector of the state's economy.

The governor's office provided few details about today's meeting, which will be held behind closed doors.

Patrick expressed concern last week over the outcry surrounding the tax, but added that his administration was working to narrow the scope of how the tax would be applied.

He also indicated that if the measure were repealed, it would have to be replaced by an equivalent revenue source of more than $160 million a year.