5 CRR-NY 211.2NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 5. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER XXI. EMPIRE STATE JOBS RETENTION PROGRAM
PART 211. APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS
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211.2 Eligibility criteria.
(a) To be a participant in the Empire State Jobs Retention Program, an applicant must be operating predominantly in a strategic industry as defined in subdivision (b) of this section and meet the job retention requirements for strategic industries as outlined in subdivision (c) of this section. When determining whether an applicant is operating predominantly in a strategic industry the commissioner will examine the nature of the business activity at the location for the proposed project and will make eligibility determinations based on such activity.
(b) Strategic industries shall consist of the following:
(1) financial services data center or a financial services back office operation;
(2) manufacturing;
(3) software development and new media;
(4) scientific research and development;
(5) agriculture;
(6) the creation or expansion of back office operations in the State; or
(7) distribution center.
(c) In order to participate in the Empire State Jobs Retention Program, a business entity operating in one of the strategic industries listed in subdivision (b) of this section:
(1) must be located in a county in which an emergency has been declared by the governor on or after January 1, 2011;
(2) must demonstrate substantial physical damage and economic harm resulting from the event leading to the emergency declaration by the governor; and
(3) must have had at least 100 full-time equivalent jobs in the county in which an emergency has been declared by the governor on the day immediately preceding the day on which the event leading to the emergency declaration by the governor occurred, and must retain or exceed that number of jobs in New York State. Jobs impacted in a county in which an emergency has been declared by the governor on or after January 1, 2011 but not retained by a participant are not eligible for the jobs retention tax credit.
(d) A business entity must be in substantial compliance with all worker protection and environmental laws and regulations. In addition, a business entity may not owe past due State taxes. In addition, a business entity must not owe local property taxes for any year prior to the year in which it applies to participate in the Empire State Jobs Retention Program; provided, however, in the case of a tax certiorari proceeding, a business entity would not be considered in arrears until a final decision is made with respect to such proceeding.
(e) A not-for-profit business entity, a business entity whose primary function is the provision of services including personal services, business services, or the provision of utilities, a business entity engaged predominantly in the retail or entertainment industry, and a business entity engaged in the generation or distribution of electricity, the distribution of natural gas, or the production of steam associated with the generation of electricity are not eligible to participate in the program.
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Current through October 15, 2021
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