Updated: March 3, 2020
Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures (GASB 77) set forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requires compliant public budgets in the United States to report how much revenue the government body loses yearly to economic development tax abatement programs. Good Jobs First tracks these disclosures as part of its mission to promote transparency and accountability.
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Good Jobs First is now assisting groups that seek to ensure effective compliance with GASB 77 so that the new data becomes useful. If you want more information about how to raise reporting rate in your state or locality, email Greg LeRoy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For data-related inquiries, contact Christine Wen at email@example.com.