(The Hosting News) – An attempt to extend the time in which data center companies in Washington State had to apply for tax breaks has failed after the state house didn’t bring the bill to a vote.
The legislation had previously passed the state senate by a margin of 41-1 and would have extended the time period until April 1, 2011.
Under the current law, companies only have until July 1 of this year to file for the incentives.
The initial bill had resulted from Yahoo failing to receive a sales tax break on a data center in 2007. Meanwhile, it remains unclear as to why the state house did not bring the legislation to a vote.
Companies such as Dell, Microsoft, and Yahoo previously took advantage of the incentives, constructing data centers in the state.