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Iowa Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$1,291,643,438

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2017Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$4,059,000
2018Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$4,187,000
2019Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$3,964,000
2020Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$4,409,000
2021Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$3,905,000
2022Accelerated Career Education ProgramWorkforce development$3,497,000
2017Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$4,932,000
2018Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$5,045,000
2019Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$4,708,000
2020Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$4,067,000
2021Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$5,380,000
2022Beginning Farmer Tax Credit ProgramAgricultural development$4,864,000
2017Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$14,825,000
2018Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$12,161,000
2019Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$9,548,000
2020Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$5,476,000
2021Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$4,044,000
2022Enterprise Zone (EZ) ProgramGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$4,135,000
2017High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$24,875,000
2018High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$39,605,000
2019High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$37,940,000
2020High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$27,066,000
2021High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$27,458,000
2022High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)Job Creation/Retention$23,364,000
2017Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$44,540,000
2018Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$58,501,000
2019Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$36,236,000
2020Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$48,883,000
2021Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$30,588,000
2022Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$34,536,000
2017Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramWorkforce development$35,595,000
2018Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramWorkforce development$34,715,000
2019Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$34,434,000
2020Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$36,868,000
2021Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$37,034,000
2022Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training ProgramJob Creation/Retention$27,974,000
2019Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$7,578,000
2020Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$3,584,000
2021Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$6,207,000
2022Redevelopment Tax CreditBrownfield rehabilitation$2,946,000
2017Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$4,369,000
2018Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$3,574,000
2019Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$5,101,000
2020Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$6,057,000
2021Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$2,545,000
2022Renewable Energy Tax CreditEnergy production$4,151,000
2017Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingGeneral Economic Development$4,437,000
2018Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingGeneral Economic Development$4,549,000
2019Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$4,324,000
2020Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$5,577,000
2021Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$4,460,000
2022Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from WithholdingJob Creation/Retention$3,096,000
2018Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$8,962,000
2019Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$13,930,000
2020Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$20,795,000
2021Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$18,003,000
2022Workforce Housing Tax Incentive ProgramAffordable Housing$11,142,000

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
Taylor CountyCounty$10,560
Tipton Community School DistrictSchool district$18,309
Treynor Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Tri-Center Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Tri-County Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Tripoli Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Turkey Valley Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Twin Rivers Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Underwood Community School DistrictSchool district$35,193
Union Community School DistrictSchool district$0
United Community School DistrictSchool district$116,009
Urbandale Community School DistrictSchool district$233,620
Van Buren Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Van Meter Community School DistrictSchool district$150,918
Villisca Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Vinton-Shellsburg Community School DistrictSchool district$19,559
Waco Community School DistrictSchool district$16,587
Wapello Community School DistrictSchool district$806
Wapsie Valley Community School DistrictSchool district$60,877
Washington Community School DistrictSchool district$44,210
Waterloo Community School DistrictSchool district$1,350,800
Waukee Community School DistrictSchool district$1,296,633
Waverly-Shell Rock Community School DistrictSchool district$273,771
Webster CityMunicipality$94,092
Webster City Community School DistrictSchool district$65,265
West Bend-Mallard Community School DistrictSchool district$15,144
West Branch Community School DistrictSchool district$3,072
West Burlington Independent Community School DistrictSchool district$196,098
West Central Community School DistrictSchool district$6,702
West Central Valley Community School DistrictSchool district$26,483
West Delaware County Community School DistrictSchool district$35,800
West Des MoinesMunicipality$1,222,212
West Des Moines Community School DistrictSchool district$683,136
West Fork Community School DistrictSchool district$51
West Hancock Community School DistrictSchool district$0
West Harrison Community School DistrictSchool district$0
West Liberty Community School DistrictSchool district$4,451
West Marshall Community School DistrictSchool district$2,722
West Monona Community School DistrictSchool district$57,104
Western Dubuque County Community School DistrictSchool district$897,803
Westwood Community School DistrictSchool district$3,679
Whiting Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Williamsburg Community School DistrictSchool district$187,936
Wilton Community School DistrictSchool district$49,761
Winfield-Mt. Union Community School DistrictSchool district$0
Winterset Community School DistrictSchool district$717,225
Woodbine Community School DistrictSchool district$28,295
Woodbury Central Community School DistrictSchool district$20,239
Woodbury CountyCounty$230,485
Woodward-Granger Community School DistrictSchool district$0