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SECTION 33.     AMENDATORY     68 O.S. 2001, Section 3606, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 457, O.S.L. 2004 (68 O.S. Supp. 2005, Section 3606), is amended to read as follows:

Section 3606.  A.  As soon as practicable after the end of a calendar quarter for which an establishment has qualified to receive an incentive payment, the establishment shall file a claim for the payment with the Oklahoma Tax Commission and shall specify the actual number and gross payroll of new direct jobs for the establishment for the calendar quarter; provided, in no event shall the first claim for incentive payments be filed later than three (3) years from the start date designated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.  The Tax Commission shall verify the actual gross payroll for new direct jobs for the establishment for such calendar quarter.  If the Tax Commission is not able to provide such verification utilizing all available resources, the Tax Commission may request such additional information from the establishment as may be necessary or may request the establishment to revise its claim.

B.  If the actual verified gross payroll for four (4) consecutive calendar quarters does not equal or exceed the applicable total required by Section 3604 of this title within three (3) years of the start date, or does not equal or exceed the applicable total required by Section 3604 of this title at any other time during the ten-year period after the start date, the incentive payments shall not be made and shall not be resumed until such time as the actual verified gross payroll equals or exceeds the amounts specified in Section 3604 of this title.

C.  If the average annualized wage required for an establishment locating its principal business activity in a municipality with a population which exceeds sixty thousand (60,000) persons located within a metropolitan statistical area with a population which exceeds seven hundred thousand (700,000) persons, as determined by the Oklahoma State Data Center based on the most recent U.S. Department of Commerce data, the principal seat of government of which is located in a high-employment county subject to the provisions of subsection F of Section 3604 of this title, does not equal or exceed the amount specified in paragraph 1 or 2 of subsection F of Section 3604 of this title within three (3) years of the date of the first incentive payment during any calendar quarter, the incentive payments shall not be made and shall not be resumed until such time as such requirements are met.

D.  In no event shall incentive payments, cumulatively, exceed the estimated net direct state benefits, except for establishments subject to the provisions of subparagraph d of paragraph 6 of subsection A of Section 3603 of this title.

E.  An establishment that has qualified pursuant to Section 3604 of this title may receive payments only in accordance with the provisions of the law under which it initially applied and was approved.  If an establishment that is receiving incentive payments expands, it may apply for additional incentive payments based on the gross payroll anticipated from the expansion only, pursuant to Section 3604 of this title.

F.  An establishment that is receiving incentive payments may not apply for additional incentive payments for any new projects until twelve (12) quarters after receipt of the first incentive payment, or until the establishment's actual verified gross payroll for new direct jobs equals or exceeds Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00) during any four consecutive-calendar-quarter period, whichever comes first.  After meeting the requirements of this subsection, an establishment may apply for additional incentive payments based upon the gross payroll anticipated from an expansion only.

G.  As soon as practicable after verification of the actual gross payroll as required by this section and except as otherwise provided by subsection L K of Section 3604 of this title, the Tax Commission shall issue a warrant to the establishment in the amount of the net benefit rate multiplied by the actual gross payroll as determined pursuant to subsection A of this section for the calendar quarter.

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