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Florida Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$470,193,393

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2017Capital Investment Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development$43,080,000
2017Community Contribution Tax Credit ProgramHousing$24,878,000
2017Contaminated Site Rehababilitation Tax CreditEnvironmental protection$6,407,000
2017Enterprise Zone (EZ) Job CreditJob Creation/Retention$8,283,000
2017Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive ProgramGeneral Economic Development$58,440,000
2017Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption ProgramGeneral Economic Development$16,310,000
2017Florida Tax Credit Scholarship ProgramEducational development$146,710,000
2017New Markets Development ProgramGeneral Economic Development$25,852,000
2017Research and Development Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development$6,087,000

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 sort icon
City of West Palm BeachMunicipality$28,621,974
City of HollywoodMunicipality$17,917,636
City of Jacksonville BeachMunicipality$9,468,928
Pinellas CountyCounty$6,432,093
City of JacksonvilleMunicipality$5,734,971
Brevard CountyCounty$4,856,779
City of Hallandale BeachMunicipality$4,344,462
City of Port St. LucieMunicipality$4,215,135
City of LakelandMunicipality$4,087,551
City of Winter ParkMunicipality$3,783,493
Escambia CountyCounty$3,320,090
City of PensacolaMunicipality$3,197,155
City of Deerfield BeachMunicipality$3,099,805
City of PlantationMunicipality$2,679,626
Seminole CountyCounty$2,301,298
City of MelbourneMunicipality$2,204,968
Polk CountyCounty$2,119,025
City of Lake WorthMunicipality$2,089,742
City of DavieMunicipality$1,946,177
Sarasota CountyCounty$1,853,667
Collier CountyCounty$1,837,200
City of TallahasseeMunicipality$1,589,000
Hillsborough CountyCounty$1,283,568
City of Palm BayMunicipality$1,259,956
City of South DaytonaMunicipality$1,210,342
City of New Smyrna BeachMunicipality$1,182,131
City of St. AugustineMunicipality$1,097,362
Martin CountyCounty$878,902
City of TitusvilleMunicipality$865,765
City of OrlandoMunicipality$827,141
Ormond BeachMunicipality$712,069
City of StuartMunicipality$652,435
Orange CountyCounty$614,493
City of LeesburgMunicipality$592,335
Palm Beach CountyCounty$555,041
City of Punta GordaMunicipality$502,566
Plant CityMunicipality$461,653
St. Johns CountyCounty$409,496
City of DelandMunicipality$359,091
City of GainesvilleMunicipality$306,383
City of Lake CityMunicipality$278,537
City of Coral SpringsMunicipality$249,246
City of Daytona BeachMunicipality$220,512
Charlotte CountyCounty$218,000
St. Lucie CountyCounty$216,500
City of TavaresMunicipality$215,991
City of Cocoa BeachMunicipality$167,749
City of Fort PierceMunicipality$161,000
City of CocoaMunicipality$160,923
City of St. PetersburgMunicipality$134,671
City of TampaMunicipality$118,719
City of Delray BeachMunicipality$117,237
Broward CountyCounty$87,325
Bay CountyCounty$87,237
City of ClearwaterMunicipality$68,584
City of Eagle LakeMunicipality$48,059
City of Coral GablesMunicipality$39,000
Okaloosa CountyCounty$33,834
City of VeniceMunicipality$26,812
Highlands CountyCounty$16,548
Walton CountyCounty$5,850
Holmes CountyCounty$2,488
Manatee CountyCounty$67