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In surprise to NSA, Utah Data Center may pay tax on electricity

A new law allows Utah to collect an energy tax of up to 6 percent that would benefit a state agency; NSA has expressed its concern and discussions continue.



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Like any government agency, Mayfield said, MIDA worries about how taxes will affect its constituents, in this case, the Utah Data Center.

"You don’t want to gouge people just [because you have] a law," Mayfield said. "You’ve got to have some reason for [collecting] the money."

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Ribbon-cutting schedule

Invitations have been sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries inviting them to the Utah Data Center ribbon cutting on May 30. The invitation says the event is unclassified and reporters will be there, but an NSA spokeswoman this week declined to discuss the festivities or say whether the event means the facility will be starting operations. The NSA has previously said the Utah Data Center would be online this fall.

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