(Benjamin Wood | Tribune file photo) A rendering of the planned Facebook data center to be built in Eagle Mountain. The center was announced by Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Facebook will save up to $5.8 million in sales taxes at its planned Eagle Mountain data center, in addition to the roughly $150 million in property tax incentives offered to the social media giant.
The sales tax exemption was acknowledged, but largely de-emphasized, by government representatives involved in the data center negotiations. And specific estimates based on Facebook’s planned data storage facility were not publicly available.
“We don’t generally quantify the state policy stuff, just because it’s so dynamic,” said Theresa Foxley, president of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.
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