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Colorado Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$1,052,525,062

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2017CO Enterprise Zone Business Tax CreditsGeneral Economic Development$67,023,000
2017CO Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax CreditsGeneral Economic Development$14,711,000
2018Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ)General Economic Development (EZ)$54,515,000
2021Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Tax CreditsBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$75,747,000
2020Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Business Tax CreditsBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$92,240,300
2020Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Tax CreditsBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$14,244,700
2018Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Tax CreditsGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$14,567,000
2021Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Tax CreditsBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$16,354,000
2019Colorado Enterprise Zone ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$71,364,300
2018Historic Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$4,148,000
2021Historic Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$11,524,000
2018Job Growth Incentive Tax CreditJob Creation/Retention$6,885,000
2019Job Growth Incentive Tax CreditJob Creation/Retention$16,215,600
2017Job Growth Incentive Tax CreditsJob Creation/Retention$12,619,000
2020Job Growth Incentive Tax CreditsJob Creation/Retention$26,684,100
2021Job Growth Incentive Tax CreditsJob Creation/Retention$34,929,000
2019Reginal Tourism ActTourism development$8,767,200
2017Regional Tourism Act (TIF)Tourism development$4,766,000
2018Regional Tourism Act (TIF)Tourism development$6,398,000
2021Regional Tourism Act Tax Increment Financing (TIF)Tourism development$9,177,000
2020Regional Tourism Act Tax Increment Financing (TIF)Tourism development$11,720,300
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$574,599,500

Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

Data includes abatement information for the five most populous cities, counties, and school districts in each state (where available). If no data is shown for these top five jurisdictions, it is because they did not disclose GASB 77 tax abatement information in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), the amount reported was $0, or the ACFR has not been published yet. Some states include data for additional years and jurisdictions.

Reporting JurisdictionJurisdiction TypeGross Revenue Loss
City and County of DenverCity/County$334,727,713
Adams CountyCounty$1,023,838
Arapahoe CountyCounty$381,978
Douglas CountyCounty$850,251
El Paso CountyCounty$75,559
Jefferson CountyCounty$3,486,588
Mesa CountyCounty$11,841
Pueblo CountyCounty$6,776,024
Weld CountyCounty$12,489,201
City of ArvadaMunicipality$17,717,200
City of AuroraMunicipality$9,024,675
City of AvonMunicipality$4,208,287
City of BoulderMunicipality$479,883
City of Colorado SpringsMunicipality$3,323,623
City of Fort CollinsMunicipality$6,325,249
City of GoldenMunicipality$353,165
City of Grand JunctionMunicipality$1,565,227
City of GreeleyMunicipality$1,942,987
City of Greenwood VillageMunicipality$367,470
City of LakewoodMunicipality$45,646,357
City of LongmontMunicipality$167,752
City of LovelandMunicipality$355,445
City of PuebloMunicipality$2,255,548
City of Steamboat SpringsMunicipality$1,680,361
City of SterlingMunicipality$756,000
City of ThorntonMunicipality$6,746,108
City of WestminsterMunicipality$14,197,335
City of Wheat RidgeMunicipality$645,498
St Vrain Valley School District Re-1JSchool district$344,399
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$477,925,562