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Florida Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$2,823,304,494

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2018Building Materials in Redevelopment ProjectsAffordable Housing$5,774,000
2020Capital Investment CreditCapital investment$77,875,000
2021Capital Investment CreditCapital investment$86,476,000
2018Capital Investment Tax CreditCapital investment$9,310,000
2019Capital Investment Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$61,055,000
2017Capital Investment Tax CreditsGeneral Economic Development$43,080,000
2020Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramAffordable Housing$14,000,000
2021Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramAffordable Housing$14,000,000
2019Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramAffordable Housing$18,120,000
2018Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramAffordable Housing$24,900,000
2017Community Contribution Tax CreditsHousing$24,878,000
2021Contaminated Site CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$12,267,000
2020Contaminated Site CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$28,276,000
2017Contaminated Site Rehababilitation Tax CreditEnvironmental protection$6,407,000
2018Contaminated Site Rehabilitation Tax CreditRedevelopment/revitalization$8,818,000
2019Contaminated Site Rehabilitation Tax CreditRedevelopment/revitalization$16,186,000
2020Enterprise Zone (EZ) Job CreditJob Creation/Retention$9,193,000
2017Enterprise Zone Jobs CreditJob Creation/Retention$8,283,000
2020Entertainment Industry CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$20,931,000
2018Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$21,123,000
2019Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$27,686,000
2017Entertainment Industry Finl Incent ProgramGeneral Economic Development$58,440,000
2020Entertainment Industry Sales Tax ExemptionFilm, TV, and/or media$16,070,000
2017Entertainment Industry Sales Tax ExemptionGeneral Economic Development$16,310,000
2021Entertainment Industry Sales Tax ExemptionFilm, TV, and/or media$19,689,000
2018Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$15,113,000
2019Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$16,831,000
2018Florida Renew Production CreditEnergy production$5,277,000
2021Florida Renew Production CreditEnergy production$9,380,000
2019Florida Renew Production CreditEnergy production$13,689,000
2020Florida Renew Production CreditEnergy production$21,269,000
2018Florida Renew Tech CreditEnergy production$6,162,000
2019Florida Renew Tech CreditEnergy production$10,403,000
2020Florida Renew Tech CreditEnergy production$10,935,000
2017Florida Tax Credit Scholarship ProgramEducational development$146,710,000
2018Florida Tax Credit Scholarship ProgramEducational development$149,727,000
2019Florida Tax Credit Scholarship ProgramEducational development$309,358,000
2019Hope Scholarship CreditEducational development$39,075,000
2020Hope Scholarship CreditEducational development$68,690,000
2021Hope Scholarship CreditEducational development$75,107,000
2021Major League Baseball Spring TrainingSports$10,500
2017New Markets Development ProgramGeneral Economic Development$25,852,000
2018New Markets Development ProgramCapital investment$46,109,000
2019New Markets Development ProgramCapital investment$48,586,000
2021New Markets Tax CreditJob Creation/Retention$17,165,000
2020New Markets Tax CreditJob Creation/Retention$28,453,000
2020Other programsGeneral Economic Development$16,800,000
2021Other programsGeneral Economic Development$21,400,000
2018Other Tax Abatement Program Under $5 Million (including EZ)General Economic Development$14,200,000
2021Professional Sports FranchiseSports$16,000,000
2021Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund ProgramBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$11,568,000
2019Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund ProgramJob Creation/Retention$15,833,000
2018Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund ProgramBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$17,805,000
2020Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund ProgramBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$19,338,000
2017Research & Development Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development$6,087,000
2021Research and Development Tax CreditResearch and development$9,163,000
2019Research and Development Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$13,850,000
2020Research and Development Tax CreditResearch and development$17,234,000
2021Scholarship Funding OrganizationsEducational development$319,184,000
2020Scholarship Funding OrganizationsEducational development$426,719,000
2019Various Other Tax Abatement ProgramsVarious$22,500,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$2,660,729,500

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
Bay CountyCounty$87,237
Brevard CountyCounty$5,624,251
Broward CountyCounty$726,003
Charlotte CountyCounty$218,000
Collier CountyCounty$1,837,200
Escambia CountyCounty$3,320,090
Highlands CountyCounty$16,548
Hillsborough CountyCounty$5,944,521
Holmes CountyCounty$2,488
Manatee CountyCounty$67
Martin CountyCounty$878,902
Okaloosa CountyCounty$33,834
Orange CountyCounty$3,854,288
Palm Beach CountyCounty$4,399,289
Pinellas CountyCounty$6,432,093
Polk CountyCounty$2,119,025
Sarasota CountyCounty$1,853,667
Seminole CountyCounty$2,301,298
St. Johns CountyCounty$409,496
St. Lucie CountyCounty$216,500
Walton CountyCounty$5,850
Cit of DavieMunicipality$1,946,177
City of BradentonMunicipality$128,672
City of ClearwaterMunicipality$220,434
City of CocoaMunicipality$176,103
City of Cocoa BeachMunicipality$167,749
City of Coral GablesMunicipality$39,000
City of Coral SpringsMunicipality$249,246
City of Daytona BeachMunicipality$220,512
City of Deerfield BeachMunicipality$3,099,805
City of DelandMunicipality$359,091
City of Delray BeachMunicipality$7,605
City of Eagle LakeMunicipality$48,059
City of Fort MeyersMunicipality$498,957
City of Fort PierceMunicipality$161,000
City of GainesvilleMunicipality$723,842
City of Hallandale BeachMunicipality$4,344,462
City of HollywoodMunicipality$17,917,636
City of JacksonvilleMunicipality$10,609,008
City of Jacksonville BeachMunicipality$9,468,928
City of Lake CityMunicipality$278,537
City of Lake WorthMunicipality$2,089,742
City of LakelandMunicipality$4,087,551
City of LargoMunicipality$14,279
City of LeesburgMunicipality$592,335
City of MelbourneMunicipality$2,488,409
City of New Smyrna BeachMunicipality$1,182,131
City of OcalaMunicipality$41,581
City of OrlandoMunicipality$8,567,816
City of Palm BayMunicipality$1,259,956
City of PensacolaMunicipality$3,426,026
City of PlantationMunicipality$2,679,626
City of Port St. LucieMunicipality$4,215,135
City of Punta GordaMunicipality$502,566
City of South DaytonaMunicipality$1,210,342
City of St. AugustineMunicipality$1,097,362
City of St. PetersburgMunicipality$569,921
City of StuartMunicipality$652,435
City of TallahasseeMunicipality$1,589,000
City of TampaMunicipality$565,922
City of TavaresMunicipality$215,991
City of TitusvilleMunicipality$865,765
City of VeniceMunicipality$26,812
City of West Palm BeachMunicipality$28,621,974
City of Winter ParkMunicipality$3,783,493
Delray BeachMunicipality$109,632
Ormond BeachMunicipality$712,069
Plant CityMunicipality$461,653
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$162,574,994