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Iowa Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$203,302,968

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State-level programs

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YearProgram Name sort iconProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2021Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$3,905,000
2021Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$5,380,000
2021Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$4,044,000
2021High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$27,458,000
2021Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$30,588,000
2021Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$37,034,000
2021Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$6,207,000
2021Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$2,545,000
2021Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$4,460,000
2021Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$18,003,000

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
Black Hawk CountyCounty$606,900
Johnson CountyCounty$767,580
Linn CountyCounty$2,372,980
Polk CountyCounty$10,220,933
Scott CountyCounty$1,849,139
City of AnkenyMunicipality$416,161
City of Cedar RapidsMunicipality$4,627,091
City of DavenportMunicipality$3,924,001
City of Des MoinesMunicipality$6,202,225
City of DubuqueMunicipality$2,563,926
City of Sioux CityMunicipality$2,381,778
City of WaterlooMunicipality$2,480,959
Cedar Rapids Community School DistrictSchool district$2,090,036
Davenport Community School DistrictSchool district$1,131,086
Des Moines Independent Community School DistrictSchool district$19,021,139
Dubuque Community School DistrictSchool district$1,207,935
Iowa City Community School DistrictSchool district$1,456,804
Sioux City Community School DistrictSchool district$358,295