In June, the House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Donna Oberlander to establish a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment purchased by computer data centers and their tenants. Following action in the House, the legislation was passed by the Senate and ultimately signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf.

Like sales tax exemptions for other industries in the Commonwealth, this legislation will provide incentives for technology companies to locate data centers in Pennsylvania, creating capital investments and high paying jobs. Passage of this legislation allows Pennsylvania to compete with Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Virginia and nearly 20 other states that have implemented sales tax exemption programs allowing for new investments from companies not formerly located in Pennsylvania. This legislation will create jobs, sustainable tax revenue, promote economic growth and development of a high-tech workforce.

Triad Strategies was pleased to contribute to this effort on behalf of our clients who stand to benefit.