Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry
The subsidy value and the jobs and investment projections came from: Barry Harrell, "State, Amazon settle tax tab," Austin American-Statesman, April 28, 2012.
Rather than a conventional subsidy deal, this was an arrangement in which Texas Comptroller Susan Combs apparently forgave a $269 million assessment that had been made against Amazon.com for uncollected sales taxes from 2005 to 2009. In exchange, Amazon agreed to invest $200 million in various new facilities in the state and create 2,500 jobs. Initially, the Comptroller did not explicitly acknowledge that Amazon's sales tax bill had been forgiven, but later reports made it clear that was what happened. See, for example: Laylan Copelin, "Amazon risking little in tax deal," Austin American-Statesman, July 19, 2012. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.