Nebraska Revised Statute 77-5715

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77-5715. Qualified business, defined.

(1) For a tier 2, tier 3, tier 4, or tier 5 project, qualified business means any business engaged in:

(a) The conducting of research, development, or testing for scientific, agricultural, animal husbandry, food product, or industrial purposes;

(b) The performance of data processing, telecommunication, insurance, or financial services. For purposes of this subdivision, financial services includes only financial services provided by any financial institution subject to tax under Chapter 77, article 38, or any person or entity licensed by the Department of Banking and Finance or the federal Securities and Exchange Commission and telecommunication services includes community antenna television service, Internet access, satellite ground station, call center, or telemarketing;

(c) The assembly, fabrication, manufacture, or processing of tangible personal property;

(d) The administrative management of the taxpayer's activities, including headquarter facilities relating to such activities or the administrative management of any of the activities of any business entity or entities in which the taxpayer or a group of its shareholders holds any direct or indirect ownership interest of at least ten percent, including headquarter facilities relating to such activities;

(e) The storage, warehousing, distribution, transportation, or sale of tangible personal property;

(f) The sale of tangible personal property if the taxpayer derives at least seventy-five percent or more of the sales or revenue attributable to such activities relating to the project from sales to consumers who are not related persons and are located outside the state;

(g) The sale of software development services, computer systems design, product testing services, or guidance or surveillance systems design services or the licensing of technology if the taxpayer derives at least seventy-five percent of the sales or revenue attributable to such activities relating to the project from sales or licensing either to customers who are not related persons and located outside the state or to the United States Government, including sales of such services, systems, or products delivered by providing the customer with software or access to software over the Internet or by other electronic means, regardless of whether the software or data accessed by customers is stored on a computer owned by the applicant, the customer, or a third party and regardless of whether the computer storing the software or data is located at the project;

(h) The research, development, and maintenance of an Internet web portal. For purposes of this subdivision, Internet web portal means an Internet site that allows users to access, search, and navigate the Internet;

(i) The research, development, and maintenance of a data center;

(j) The production of electricity by using one or more sources of renewable energy to produce electricity for sale. For purposes of this subdivision, sources of renewable energy includes, but is not limited to, wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, and transmutation of elements; or

(k) Any combination of the activities listed in this subsection.

(2) For a tier 1 project, qualified business means any business engaged in:

(a) The conducting of research, development, or testing for scientific, agricultural, animal husbandry, food product, or industrial purposes;

(b) The assembly, fabrication, manufacture, or processing of tangible personal property;

(c) The sale of software development services, computer systems design, product testing services, or guidance or surveillance systems design services or the licensing of technology if the taxpayer derives at least seventy-five percent of the sales or revenue attributable to such activities relating to the project from sales or licensing either to customers who are not related persons and are located outside the state or to the United States Government, including sales of such services, systems, or products delivered by providing the customer with software or access to software over the Internet or by other electronic means, regardless of whether the software or data accessed by customers is stored on a computer owned by the applicant, the customer, or a third party and regardless of whether the computer storing the software or data is located at the project; or

(d) Any combination of activities listed in this subsection.

(3) For a tier 6 project, qualified business means any business except a business excluded by subsection (4) of this section.

(4) Except for business activity described in subdivision (1)(f) of this section, qualified business does not include any business activity in which eighty percent or more of the total sales are sales to the ultimate consumer of (a) food prepared for immediate consumption or (b) tangible personal property which is not assembled, fabricated, manufactured, or processed by the taxpayer or used by the purchaser in any of the activities listed in subsection (1) or (2) of this section.