ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Apr 2012In April 2012, a US state government announced a targeted tax change.
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On April 12, 2012 the governor of Alabama signed into law a bill (H.B.154) aimed at attracting data centers to the state. The Alabama Data Processing Center Economic Incentive Enhancement Act amended the various tax abatement requirements for data processing centers under the Tax Incentive Reform Act of 1992 to allow the governing body of a municipality, county, or a public industrial authority to grant abatements of certain ad valorem taxes and construction related transaction taxes to private users of data processing centers for a period of up to thirty years and reduce the corresponding employment thresholds, provided that certain minimum capital investment requirements are met. Google officers stated that these incentives were instrumental in that company's June 24, 2015 decision to establish a $600 million data-processing center in Alabama.