Sales & Use Tax Exemption

Legislation signed into law in June 2021 will further enhance economics for data center facilities on the Susquehanna campus by avoiding the 6% sales and use tax.

As of January 2022, Data Center 1 has been
certified and will receive the exemption

Eligible Purchases

All data center equipment on SHC campus including electrical gear, cooling equipment, water conservation systems, software, monitoring equipment and security systems, servers, etc.

Eligibility Date

All eligible purchases made after January 1, 2022 will be exempt from the Pennsylvania Sales & Use Tax (6%).

Significant Savings

The exemption will produce significant savings in the form of reduced spend on the data center build and IT equipment.

''Pennsylvania has always been a place of innovation and welcomes digital infrastructure investment in the Commonwealth. We believe Pennsylvania has many competitive advantages to become a leading data center hub, including significant existing fiber infrastructure, abundant energy resources, carbon-free electricity generation, an exceptional workforce, and geographic proximity to the 60-80 million customers in the region. Pennsylvania’s data center legislation drives our Commonwealth to a technology manufacturing future, while creating high paying jobs across our communities this year and for generations to come.''

- Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania

Press Release