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(a) The provisions in this section shall apply to any targeted county, a term defined in this article to mean any Alabama county that has a population of 25,000 or less, as determined by the Commissioner of Labor as of each January 1 using the most current data available from the United States Departments of Labor or Commerce, the United States Bureau of the Census, or any other federal or state agency or department.
(b) In making the findings required by Section 40-18-373(a), a company that proposes a qualifying project in a targeted county shall be an approved company for purposes of this section only if the Secretary of Commerce makes the additional finding that the qualifying project will increase the economic diversity of, or otherwise benefit, the targeted county.
(c) For purposes of determining in Section 40-18-372(2)b. whether a qualifying project may receive the jobs act incentives, a project to be located in a targeted county shall employ at least 25 new employees, absent a finding of extraordinary circumstances by the Secretary of Commerce.
(d) If the qualifying project is located in a county which is deemed to be a targeted county on the date the project agreement is executed, the following shall be applicable:
(1) The jobs credit provided in Section 40-18-375(a) shall be 4.0 percent of the wages paid to eligible employees during the prior year; and
(2) The investment credit provided in Section 40-18-376(a) shall have an incentive period of 15 years, but only if the qualifying project is expected to sell the majority of its output or services to a business located in Alabama that is described in Section 40-18-372(a), so that the transit distance for the output or services shall be less than 50 miles.
(e) Each year, the incentives in subsection (d) may be extended to no more than two qualifying projects not in targeted counties. Such incentives shall be granted in project agreements executed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Secretary of Commerce.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 40. Revenue and Taxation § 40-18-376.1 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-40-revenue-and-taxation/al-code-sect-40-18-376-1/
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