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Senate Bill 0448


Senate Bill 0448

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB 448 (Updated April 29, 2009 5:57 pm - DI 92)


Property taxes. Provides that enterprise information technology equipment purchased after June 30, 2009, by an eligible business is exempt from personal property taxation for a period agreed to by a designating body (a county council or municipal fiscal body). Provides that before January 1, 2013, a designating body may adopt a resolution providing the exemption to a particular business. Requires that the designating body and the eligible business enter into an agreement concerning the property tax exemption. Provides that the agreement must specify the duration of the property tax exemption and may specify that a transferee is entitled to the exemption on the same terms as the transferor. Specifies that the exemption continues for the period specified in the agreement, notwithstanding the January 1, 2013, deadline to adopt a resolution granting an exemption. Defines enterprise information technology equipment as: (1) hardware supporting computing, networking, or data storage function, including servers and routers; (2) networking systems having an industry designation as equipment within the "enterprise" or "data center" class of networking systems that support the computing, networking, or data storage functions; and (3) generators and other equipment used to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to such hardware and networking systems. Provides that enterprise information technology equipment does not include computer hardware designed for single user, workstation, or departmental level use. Defines an eligible business as an entity that meets the following requirements: (1) the entity is engaged in a business that operates one or more facilities dedicated to computing, networking, or data storage activities; (2) the entity is located in a facility or data center in Indiana; (3) the entity invests in the aggregate at least $10,000,000 in personal property and real property in Indiana after June 30, 2009; and (4) the average employee wage of the entity is at least 125% of the county average wage for each county in which the entity conducts business operations.
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