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Washington Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost$1,808,419,402

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2017Aerospace - Credit for Preproduct ResearchJob Creation/Retention$85,460,000
2017Aerospace - Credit for Property & Leasehold TaxJob Creation/Retention$33,654,000
2017Aerospace - Reduced B&O TaxJob Creation/Retention$118,045,000
2017Aerospace - Sales/Use Exemption on Tech PurchasJob Creation/Retention$3,232,000
2021Aerospace Business Facilities CreditTechnology (aviation)$22,127,000
2020Aerospace Business Facilities CreditTechnology (aviation)$35,939,000
2021Aerospace Computer Hardware, Software, and Peripherals ExemptionTechnology (aviation)$5,103,000
2020Aerospace Computer Hardware, Software, and Peripherals ExemptionTechnology (aviation)$6,037,000
2018Aerospace IncentivesTechnology (aviation)$234,578,000
2019Aerospace IncentivesTechnology (aviation)$244,615,000
2021Aerospace Product Development Expenditures CreditTechnology (aviation)$55,726,000
2020Aerospace Product Development Expenditures CreditTechnology (aviation)$70,408,000
2020Aerospace Reduced B&O Tax RateTechnology (aviation)$65,509,000
2018Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Sales and Use Tax ExemptionTechnology (data center)$29,112,000
2019Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Sales and Use Tax ExemptionTechnology (data center)$49,283,000
2020Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Tax ExemptionTechnology (data center)$33,390,000
2021Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Tax ExemptionTechnology (data center)$54,770,000
2017Data Ctr Server ExemptionGeneral Economic Development$17,963,000
2018High Unemployment County Sales and Use Tax Deferral for Manufacturing FacilitiesCapital investment$7,249,000
2017High Unemployment County Sales/Use DeferGeneral Economic Development$14,582,000
2017High-Tech Sales/Use DeferGeneral Economic Development$60,424,000
2020High-Technology Business Tax Deferral ProgramJob Creation/Retention$31,873,000
2021High-Technology Business Tax Deferral ProgramJob Creation/Retention$33,487,000
2019High-Technology Sales and Use Tax DeferralJob Creation/Retention$45,732,000
2018High-Technology Sales and Use Tax DeferralJob Creation/Retention$60,833,000
2018Multi-Unit Urban Housing Property Tax ExemptionAffordable Housing$11,351,000
2019Multi-Unit Urban Housing Property Tax ExemptionAffordable Housing$23,956,000
2020Multi-Unit Urban Housing Tax ExemptionAffordable Housing$28,434,000
2021Multi-Unit Urban Housing Tax ExemptionAffordable Housing$35,730,000

Tabulated localities and districts

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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
Clark CountyCounty$698,731
King CountyCounty$80,375,000
Pierce CountyCounty$2,728,568
Snohomish CountyCounty$2,924,212
Spokane CountyCounty$46,808,000
City of BellevueMunicipality$3,358,000
City of BellinghamMunicipality$90,000
City of EverettMunicipality$527,795
City of SeattleMunicipality$94,967,000
City of SpokaneMunicipality$12,403,868
City of TacomaMunicipality$8,863,000
City of VancouverMunicipality$1,703,254
Arlington School DistrictSchool district$381,352
Auburn School DistrictSchool district$166,847
Bellingham School DistrictSchool district$1,661,104
Blaine School DistrictSchool district$77,829
Clover Park School DistrictSchool district$1,350,070
Darrington School DistrictSchool district$16,979
Edmonds School DistrictSchool district$484,255
Everett School DistrictSchool district$1,928,842
Fife School DistrictSchool district$167,268
Granite Falls School DistrictSchool district$83,564
Kent School DistrictSchool district$1,305,088
Lake Stevens School DistrictSchool district$61,528
Lake Washington School DistrictSchool district$425,537
Lakewood School DistrictSchool district$40,811
Lynden School DistrictSchool district$128,797
Marysville School DistrictSchool district$5,523,533
Meridian School DistrictSchool district$193,605
Mount Baker School DistrictSchool district$52,503
Mukilteo School DistrictSchool district$218,270
Nooksack Valley School DistrictSchool district$44,921
Northshore School DistrictSchool district$13,445
Port Angeles School DistrictSchool district$71,322
Seattle Public SchoolsSchool district$3,190,662
Spokane School DistrictSchool district$4,719,472
Stanwood-Camano School DistrictSchool district$869,485
Sultan School DistrictSchool district$13,969
Tacoma School DistrictSchool district$11,101,134
University Place School DistrictSchool district$76,673
White Salmon Valley School DistrictSchool district$1,109