Samsung looking for more than $805M in property tax deductions for chipmaking plant


Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC is looking for $805 million in property tax reductions from the city of Austin and Travis County as it considers assembling an enormous chipmaking plant at its grounds in North Austin, in light of public reports.

The organization documented Jan. 11 an application for Chapter 313 property tax parts from the Manor Independent School District, as indicated by records documented with the Texas representative. The application likewise plots the motivators the Korea-based organization is mentioning from the city of Austin and Travis County, under the appearance of an undertaking name “Silicon Silver.”

Samsung is hoping to make an investment of $17 billion in its next U.S. office, and is likewise thinking about areas in Phoenix and upstate New York. The archives submitted to Manor ISD demonstrate Samsung is arranging a 7 million-square-foot fabricating office that would make in any event 1,800 positions and another 1,173 circuitous positions with more than $7.3 billion in absolute compensations more than 20 years. The records additionally affirm a sticker price of at any rate $17 billion.

As per a rundown of major, incentivized economic improvement bargains from the Texas lead representative’s office, Samsung’s $17 billion investment would be greater than the wide range of incentives-seeking projects in Texas joined during the previous five years, including mega arrangements, for example, Toyota’s plant in Plano, Apple’s extension in Austin and BASF’s billion-dollar synthetic assembling plant close to the Gulf Coast.

Samsung apparently needs to fabricate more modest, five-nanometer chips at its next plant. Bloomberg announced in January that this investment could win the organization more American customers and rival industry pioneer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

It’s obscure whether Samsung would get precisely the thing it’s mentioning. Neither the city of Austin nor Travis County has remarked on Silicon Silver and the province has not yet gotten an incentives application for the venture.

Samsung is mentioning five years of half property tax decrease, adding up to more than $87 million, from the city of Austin, in addition to 20 years of 100% property tax reduction from Travis County, as per a financial effect study finished by an independent firm that was remembered for the Chapter 313 application. Joined, these incentives arrangements could save the organization almost $805.5 million throughout the span of twenty years.

Samsung chip manufacturing plant in Pyeongtaek, Korea.

This is the first reason of what Samsung is looking for as a trade-off for its $17 billion or more investment. Terms of any incentives arrangements could change essentially. Individuals acquainted with the venture said Samsung and the city are likewise examining 10-to 20-year arrangements. As indicated by a new report from Community Impact, Samsung diverted down a proposal from the city for almost $650 million in monetary incentives over a 10-year length, a recommendation that missed the mark concerning the 20-year term the organization was looking for. ABJ couldn’t promptly confirm that report.

Samsung could likewise understand an expected $252 million in reserve funds more than 20 years through the Chapter 313 concurrence with Manor ISD, as indicated by a financial effect study directed by Impact DataSource LLC.

Chapter 313 incentives permit a school district to present to a 10-year decrease — between $10 million and $100 million — on the bit of the property taxes it would get for upkeep and activities for assembling or certain harmless to the ecosystem energy projects. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) likewise tapped these motivators with Del Valle Independent School District for it’s $1.1 billion office ascending in Travis County.

Texas for the most part has higher property tax rates on the grounds that the state comes up short on an annual assessment, which implies these incentives could be a deciding element for the organization. Without the incentives, the organization would almost certainly find the task somewhere else.

“This project is highly competitive, and the company is looking at alternative sites in the US including Arizona and New York, as well as abroad in Korea where Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s parent company is headquartered,” according to the documents.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC as of late bought 250 sections of land encompassing its present grounds off East Parmer Lane, which organization authorities have said is for key arranging purposes. However, the application expresses that Samsung is wanting to construct the task ashore it possesses neighboring its grounds.

Michele Glaze, director of communications and community affairs for the organization, mentioned a month ago that no choices had been made about a possible extension and declined to remark further.

Reached after distribution of this story, Glaze said in an explanation: “Based on various factors, we are reviewing the possibility of expanding our semiconductor manufacturing facilities. A number of global locations, including multiple candidates within the U.S., are under consideration. However, no decision has been made at this time.”

The map below shows the land Samsung purchased last year.


The school board is relied upon to confirm the last agreement in June, as indicated by the records, and development would begin the exact month. Tasks are relied upon to begin January 2024.

Samsung has a background marked by working with state and nearby governments on incentives bargains that bring about expense investment funds. Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC, for example, has gotten at any rate $65 million in tax refunds from Travis County alone since 2009 in return for developing its huge corporate grounds on the north side. Samsung has likewise arrived at two earlier Chapter 313 incentive deals with the Manor Independent School District, in 2005 and 2012, individually.

The most recent Chapter 313 application affirms that Samsung is the organization behind the incentive application Travis County officials as of late cast to acknowledge called Silicon Silver. Commissioners, a month ago, incidentally lifted a ban on tolerating incentives applications — something they did momentarily a year ago to think about the concurrence with Tesla Inc., which is set to get a huge number of dollars in duty refunds more than 10 years for the industrial facility its structure east of Austin.

Samsung set up an Austin presence in 1996 and opened its first manufacture plant in 1997. It has extended its grounds throughout the long term, and now has generally 2.45 million square feet on 300 sections of land, where around 3,000 individuals work. Samsung has helped make Central Texas a center for the semiconductor inventory network, alongside other huge organizations, for example, NXP and Applied Materials.

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