Discover How Much Revenue Governments in the United States Lose Every Year to Tax Abatement Programs
Tax Break Tracker is a database on governmental tax abatement disclosures. Learn more about our work in this area here.
The first and only of its kind, this database contains information on the fiscal cost of economic development tax incentive programs as reported by state and local governments in their comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs). Pursuant to Statement No. 77 of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), governments must disclose the amount of foregone revenue due to their own and/or other governments' tax abatement programs (read more about the rule here).
Use the dropdown menus below to search by state or locality. Can't find a locality? It's because either 1) we do not have it in our record or 2) its CAFRs do not contain tax abatement disclosures (click here to see the list of non-reporting localities).
If you want to see how this data is used in research, check out our "GASB 77" publications. Contact Christine Wen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request data that has not yet been uploaded here, report an error, or make any other inquiries.