Several types of businesses are bracing for a 6 percent tax on some types of services that could take effect Saturday.
The tax would affect ski resorts, landscapers, consultants, some hairdressers, astrologers and many other businesses. It is likely the cost would be passed on to customers in most cases.
The only hope of avoiding the tax is some last-minute action by the Legislature on Friday.
It's not clear if that will happen.
But talks toward a solution were continuing Thursday.