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Kentucky Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$4,050,473,479

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2021Kentucky Business Investment (KBI)Business attraction/retention/expansion$18,468,000
2017Kentucky Business Investment (KBI)Business attraction/retention/expansion$24,448,000
2018Kentucky Business Investment (KBI)Business attraction/retention/expansion$25,057,000
2020Kentucky Business Investment (KBI)Business attraction/retention/expansion$26,636,000
2019Kentucky Business Investment (KBI)Business attraction/retention/expansion$30,016,000
2021Kentucky Film Industry Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$5,480
2020Kentucky Film Industry Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$5,469,000
2017Kentucky Film Industry Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$8,526,000
2019Kentucky Film Industry Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$12,571,000
2017Kentucky Industrial Development ActJob Creation/Retention$8,471,000
2017Kentucky Industrial Development ActJob Creation/Retention$10,091,000
2018Kentucky Industrial Development ActJob Creation/Retention$10,113,000
2018Kentucky Industrial Revitalization ActJob Creation/Retention$5,359,000
2018Kentucky Jobs Development ActJob Creation/Retention$6,729,000
2018Kentucky Reinvestment ActManufacturing development$5,953,000
2021Kentucky Rural Economic Development (KREDA)Manufacturing development$6,715,000
2020Kentucky Rural Economic Development (KREDA)Manufacturing development$21,451,000
2017Kentucky Rural Economic Development (KREDA)Manufacturing development$38,945,000
2018Kentucky Rural Economic Development ActJob Creation/Retention$21,122,000
2019Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act (KREDA)Manufacturing development$25,432,000
2018Kentucky Tourism Development ActTourism development$6,042,000
2020Kentucky Tourism Development ActTourism development$6,230,000
2019Kentucky Tourism Development ActTourism development$6,281,000
2017KY Job Development ActJob Creation/Retention$6,824,000
2017KY Reinvestment FundJob Creation/Retention$8,709,000
2021Other economic incentivesGeneral Economic Development$31,519
2017Other economic incentivesGeneral Economic Development$28,302,000
2020Other economic incentivesGeneral Economic Development$28,908,000
2018Other economic incentivesGeneral Economic Development$60,211,000
2021Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$17,698
2017Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$852,000
2017Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$8,292,000
2017Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$13,545,000
2018Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$28,067,000
2019Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$32,416,000
2020Tax Increment Financing (TIF)General Economic Development (TIF)$41,456,000
2019Various Other Incentives (below reporting threshold)General Economic Development$10,000,000
2019Various Other Incentives (confidential)General Economic Development$69,083,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$666,844,697

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
City of Louisville/Jefferson CountyCity/County$56,609,222
Boone CountyCounty$201,963
Daviess CountyCounty$23,311
Warren CountyCounty$849,949
City of Bowling GreenMunicipality$24,955,463
City of CovingtonMunicipality$2,050,276
City of DanvilleMunicipality$11,938
City of ElizabethtownMunicipality$791,269
City of Lexington-FayetteMunicipality$3,294,592,366
City of PaducahMunicipality$828,212
City of PinevilleMunicipality$2,100
City of WinchesterMunicipality$376,733
Bullitt County School DistrictSchool district$1,718,101
Shelby County School DistrictSchool district$617,879
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$3,383,628,782