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Massachusetts Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$817,428,860

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2020Economic Development Incentive ProgramJob Creation/Retention$1,735,000
2018Economic Development Incentive ProgramJob Creation/Retention$52,170,000
2017Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP)General Economic Development$21,944,000
2019Economic Development Incentive Program CreditJob Creation/Retention$40,198,000
2019Film Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$26,199,000
2018Film Tax IncentiveFilm, TV, and/or media$69,970,000
2020Film Tax Incentive ProgramFilm, TV, and/or media$75,437,000
2017Film Tax Incentive ProgramGeneral Economic Development$90,887,000
2020Life Sciences Tax Incentive ProgramTechnology (biotech)$18,570,000
2018Life Sciences Tax Incentive ProgramTechnology (biotech)$19,920,000
2017Life Sciences Tax incentive ProgramGeneral Economic Development$19,933,000
2019Life Sciences Tax Incentive ProgramTechnology (biotech)$20,000,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$456,963,000

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
City of AmesburyMunicipality$135,750
City of BostonMunicipality$305,547,000
City of BrocktonMunicipality$711,393
City of CambridgeMunicipality$465,702
City of CantonMunicipality$2,200,000
City of ChicopeeMunicipality$323,287
City of DracutMunicipality$78,536
City of Fall RiverMunicipality$3,165,050
City of LowellMunicipality$2,052,100
City of LynnMunicipality$476,432
City of MarlboroughMunicipality$4,227,868
City of MethuenMunicipality$172,162
City of MilfordMunicipality$98,405
City of New BedfordMunicipality$505,516
City of North AdamsMunicipality$87,746
City of NorthamptonMunicipality$17,170
City of NortonMunicipality$399,413
City of OxfordMunicipality$63,293
City of PalmerMunicipality$4,416
City of PittsfieldMunicipality$316,620
City of South HadleyMunicipality$37,584
City of SpringfieldMunicipality$6,083,000
City of WalpoleMunicipality$107,199
City of WareMunicipality$11,320
City of WestboroughMunicipality$121,443
City of WestfieldMunicipality$2,261,855
City of WorcesterMunicipality$30,795,600
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$360,465,860