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Tennessee Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$1,418,032,055

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2017Community Investment ProgramGeneral Economic Development$10,441,000
2018Community Investment ProgramAffordable Housing$20,848,000
2019Community Investment ProgramAffordable Housing$39,764,000
2020Community Investment ProgramAffordable Housing$46,577,000
2021Community Investment ProgramAffordable Housing$58,013,000
2020Development Opportunity ProgramBrownfield rehabilitation$3,200,000
2021Development Opportunity ProgramBrownfield rehabilitation$7,782,000
2018Headquarters and Other Qualified Facilities ProgramBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$2,850,000
2019Headquarters and Other Qualified Facilities ProgramJob Creation/Retention$3,469,000
2017HQ & Other Qualified Facilities ProgramGeneral Economic Development$4,558,000
2018Industrial Machinery ProgramManufacturing development$41,342,000
2017Industrial Machinery ProgramGeneral Economic Development$45,065,000
2019Industrial Machinery ProgramManufacturing development$50,905,000
2018Job Creation ProgramJob Creation/Retention$71,051,000
2017Job Creation ProgramJob Creation/Retention$85,488,000
2019Job Creation ProgramJob Creation/Retention$95,113,000
2021Job Creation ProgramJob Creation/Retention$98,178,000
2020Job Creation ProgramJob Creation/Retention$115,636,000
2021Manufacturing and Industrial Machinery ProgramManufacturing development$50,740,000
2020Manufacturing and Industrial Machinery ProgramManufacturing development$58,727,000
2019Small and Rural Development Opportunities Credit ProgramRural development$1,416,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$911,163,000

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 Nashville and Davidson CountyCity/County$45,668,016
Hamilton CountyCounty$50,450,102
Knox CountyCounty$30,628,936
Shelby CountyCounty$201,703,366
City of ChattanoogaMunicipality$67,800,414
City of ClarksvilleMunicipality$911,318
City of KnoxvilleMunicipality$28,082,903
City of MemphisMunicipality$81,624,000
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$506,869,055