Discover How Much Revenue Governments in the United States Lose Every Year to Tax Abatement Programs
Tax Break Tracker is the first national search engine for tax abatement disclosures per Statement No.77 of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for governmental entities - set forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This database already includes over 20,000 individual entries extracted from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). Each entry includes the amount of foregone revenue as a result of the reporting government's own (or another government's) economic development tax abatement programs.
Select a state below to begin (locality selection is optional):
If you do not see the locality you are looking for, you might find it here in this list of localities that are missing the GASB 77 disclosures, either because they do not have tax abatements to report or they are not complying with the rule:
Click here to see the 50-State Summary (state+local reported foregone revenue).
Click here to see the user guide.
Click here to see the latest update changelog (July 13, 2020).
Click here to see everything we have written on GASB 77.
Send questions about the data to Christine Wen.
The Tax Break Tracker site was programmed by Rich Puchalsky of Grassroots Connection.
The database is non-exhaustive. New data entries are added continually and uploaded approximately every three months. Updates will be announced on the home page. If you do not see your locality in either the drop-down menu or the non-reporters list, we have not yet retrieved the data for it. Contact the project coordinator Christine Wen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request data that has not yet been uploaded here, report an error, or make any other inquiries regarding GASB 77.