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Iowa Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$210,700,613

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2020Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$4,409,000
2020Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$4,067,000
2020Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$5,476,000
2020High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$27,066,000
2020Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$48,883,000
2020Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$36,868,000
2020Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$3,584,000
2020Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$6,057,000
2020Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$5,577,000
2020Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$20,795,000

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 Jurisdiction sort iconJurisdiction TypeGross Revenue Loss
Black Hawk CountyCounty$726,833
Cedar Rapids Community School DistrictSchool district$1,958,364
City of AnkenyMunicipality$420,555
City of Cedar RapidsMunicipality$4,096,213
City of DavenportMunicipality$3,182,000
City of Des MoinesMunicipality$5,428,704
City of Sioux CityMunicipality$898,228
Council BluffMunicipality$1,449,678
Council BluffsMunicipality$680,000
Davenport Community School DistrictSchool district$670,378
Des Moines Independent Community School DistrictSchool district$6,359,377
Iowa CityMunicipality$597,327
Iowa City Community School DistrictSchool district$1,585,555
Johnson CountyCounty$781,032
Linn CountyCounty$1,922,827
Polk CountyCounty$8,436,290
Scott CountyCounty$1,774,256
Sioux City Community School DistrictSchool district$222,653
West Des MoinesMunicipality$1,222,212