SB 868 Creates state and local sales and use tax exemptions for data storage centers and server farm facilities
Sponsor: Shields
LR Number: 4740S.01I Fiscal Note: 4740-01N.ORG
Committee: Ways and Means
Last Action: 5/14/2010 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 868-Shields Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 868 - This act provides state and local sales and use tax exemptions for all machinery, equipment, computers, electrical energy, gas, water and other utilities including telecommunication services used in new data storage centers and server farm facilities. The act also provides a state and local sales and use tax exemption for purchases of tangible personal property for the construction, repair, or remodeling of a new data storage center or server farm facility. In order to receive the sales tax exemption provided for new data storage centers and server farm facilities, an application must be made to the Department of Economic Development for certification. Such application must show that the project will result in at least five million dollars of new facility investment over a three year period.

The act also creates a state and local sales and use tax exemption for existing data storage centers and server farm facilities for all machinery, equipment, computers, electrical energy, gas, water and other utilities including telecommunication services. The exemption will only apply to the increase in expenditures for utilities over the previous year's expenditures. The exemptions for tangible property will be available only on the increase in expenditures over the average of the previous three years expenditures. In order to receive the sales tax exemption provided for existing data storage centers and server farm facilities, an application must be made to the Department of Economic Development for certification. Such application must show that the project will result in at least one million dollars of new facility investment over a one year period.

The Department of Economic Development and the Department of Revenue are authorized to conduct random audits to ensure compliance with the requirements for state and local sales and use tax exemptions authorized under the act.

JASON ZAMKUS