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Florida Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$785,028,154

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2020Capital Investment Tax CreditCapital investment$77,875,000
2020Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramAffordable Housing$14,000,000
2020Contaminated Site Rehababilitation Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$28,276,000
2020Enterprise Zone (EZ) Job CreditJob Creation/Retention$9,193,000
2020Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$20,931,000
2020Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$16,070,000
2020Florida Renew Production CreditEnergy production$21,269,000
2020Florida Renew Tech CreditEnergy production$10,935,000
2020Hope Scholarship CreditEducational development$68,690,000
2020New Markets Development ProgramJob Creation/Retention$28,453,000
2020Other Tax Abatement Program Under $5 Million (including EZ)General Economic Development$16,800,000
2020Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund ProgramBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$19,338,000
2020Research and Development Tax CreditResearch and development$17,234,000
2020Scholarship Funding OrganizationsEducational development$426,719,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$775,783,000

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
Broward CountyCounty$224,021
Hillsborough CountyCounty$1,046,262
Orange CountyCounty$603,959
Palm Beach CountyCounty$1,243,996
City of BradentonMunicipality$128,672
City of ClearwaterMunicipality$151,850
City of Fort MeyersMunicipality$498,957
City of GainesvilleMunicipality$417,459
City of LargoMunicipality$14,279
City of MelbourneMunicipality$283,441
City of OcalaMunicipality$41,581
City of OrlandoMunicipality$4,259,375
City of PensacolaMunicipality$228,871
City of St. PetersburgMunicipality$48,619
City of TampaMunicipality$53,812
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$9,245,154