Advocacy Group Appeals Right To Sue Over Google’s North Carolina Tax Break

The Charlotte Observer reports the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law appealed the decision to not allow them to sue over Google receiving tax breaks for picking North Carolina for a server farm.

The advocacy group argues that the tax benefits given to Google will ultimately cost North Carolina’s tax payers more, to make up for those benefits given to Google. North Carolina feels the jobs created, 210 of them, will lead to more income for the state and benefit the state over all. Bob Orr, the institute’s executive director said, “How are people going to challenge the acts of government that they feel are unconstitutional if, as taxpayers, the courthouse door is shut?”

The court heard the lawyers arguments on both sides and may take up to a few months to make a decision.

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