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Wisconsin Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost$703,219,369

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State-level programs

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YearProgram NameProgram TypeGross Revenue Loss
2021Business Development CreditJob Creation/Retention$10,900,000
2018Business Development CreditJob Creation/Retention$13,100,000
2017Business Development CreditGeneral Economic Development$26,600,000
2020Business Development CreditJob Creation/Retention$34,700,000
2019Business Development Credit (also includes the Economic Development and Jobs Tax Credit programs)Job Creation/Retention$24,800,000
2018Development Opportunity Zone (OZ) Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development (OZ)$300,000
2021Development Opportunity Zone Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$1,000
2017Development Opportunity Zone Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development$200,000
2020Development Opportunity Zone Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$400,000
2019Development Opportunity Zone Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$700,000
2018Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$42,600,000
2019Enterprise Zone Tax CreditGeneral Economic Development (EZ)$67,800,000
2020Enterprise Zone Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$74,300,000
2021Enterprise Zone Tax CreditBusiness attraction/retention/expansion$102,400,000
2017Enterprise Zone Tax CreditsGeneral Economic Development$8,800,000
2017Historic Homeowners Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$1,200,000
2020Historical Homeowners Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$1,100,000
2018Historical Homeowners Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$1,200,000
2019Historical Homeowners Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$1,300,000
2021Historical Homeowners Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$1,600,000
2020Historical Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$22,300,000
2019Historical Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$27,400,000
2017Historical Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$28,600,000
2021Historical Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$32,400,000
2018Historical Preservation Tax CreditHistoric Preservation$39,900,000
2019Qualified New Business VentureResearch and development$8,400,000
2020Qualified New Business VentureResearch and development$9,100,000
2021Qualified New Business VentureResearch and development$9,600,000
2018Qualified New Business VentureResearch and development$9,800,000
2017Qualified New Business VentureGeneral Economic Development$12,800,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL$614,301,000

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
Florence CountyCounty$19,266
City of AppletonMunicipality$2,803,758
City of AshlandMunicipality$72,708
City of Beaver DamMunicipality$1,579,350
City of BeloitMunicipality$668,705
City of CumberlandMunicipality$133,862
City of EdgertonMunicipality$814,209
City of Fond du LacMunicipality$1,334,853
City of Green BayMunicipality$1,898,319
City of LaCrosseMunicipality$1,508,958
City of MadisonMunicipality$28,376,847
City of ManitowocMunicipality$2,578,334
City of MarinetteMunicipality$217,644
City of MilwaukeeMunicipality$35,138,000
City of OshkoshMunicipality$4,134,288
City of SheboyganMunicipality$741,972
City of StanleyMunicipality$262,109
City of ViroquaMunicipality$437,424
City of WausauMunicipality$2,239,465
City of WauwatosaMunicipality$3,958,298
TABULATED JURISDICTION TOTAL$88,918,369