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Virginia Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$776,902,379

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State-level programs

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Year sort iconProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2022Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsTechnology (data center)$135,900,000
2022Motion Picture Production Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$4,500,000
2022Retail Sales and Use Tax Entitlement to Tax Revenue from Tourism ProjectsTourism development$1,100,000
2021Motion Picture Production Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$5,800,000
2021Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsTechnology (data center)$124,500,000
2020Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsTechnology (data center)$110,500,000
2020Motion Picture Production Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$7,200,000
2019Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsTechnology (data center)$92,200,000
2018Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsTechnology (data center)$79,200,000
2018Motion Picture Production Tax CreditFilm, TV, and/or media$6,100,000
2017Retail Sales and Use Tax Data Center ExemptionsGeneral Economic Development$65,200,000
2017Motion Picture Production Tax CreditJob Creation/Retention$6,600,000
2017Virginia Enterprise ZonesGeneral Economic Development$164,823
2017Tax Revenue from Tourism ProjectsGeneral Economic Development$100,550

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 sort icon
City of NorfolkMunicipality$38,758,087
Mecklenburg CountyCounty$21,845,132
City of Newport NewsMunicipality$12,497,448
City of Virginia BeachMunicipality$10,944,986
City of AlexandriaMunicipality$10,150,200
Chesterfield CountyCounty$8,730,957
City of RoanokeMunicipality$7,739,140
Arlington CountyCounty$5,998,016
Henrico CountyCounty$4,586,337
City of SuffolkMunicipality$4,378,525
Roanoke CountyCounty$1,482,489
Rockingham CountyCounty$1,412,058
Giles CountyCounty$1,344,174
Augusta CountyCounty$1,016,666
Fauqier CountyCounty$995,998
Orange CountyCounty$934,000
City of CharlottesvilleMunicipality$687,936
City of SouthhamptonMunicipality$670,334
City of SalemMunicipality$417,557
City of Falls ChurchMunicipality$364,036
City of FrederickburgMunicipality$347,474
City of WaynesboroMunicipality$312,669
City of BristolMunicipality$293,430
Pittsylvania CountyCounty$252,919
City of AmherstMunicipality$245,494
York CountyCounty$233,547
Spotsylvania CountyCounty$224,516
City of WythevilleMunicipality$212,191
Goochland CountyCounty$174,675
City of StauntonMunicipality$164,897
Buckingham CountyCounty$150,000
City of DanvilleMunicipality$84,103
Washington CountyCounty$70,059
City of AbingtonMunicipality$36,000
City of Franklin CityMunicipality$31,809
Carroll CountyCounty$28,525
James City CountyCounty$20,622