Good Jobs First played a key role in the adoption of the accounting rule known as GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures (“GASB 77”). Beginning in FY 2017, GASB 77 has required most state and local governments (including school districts) to include a note in their annual financial statements on revenues lost to economic development tax abatement programs. This database collects and organizes those records.
This database contains disclosures from each of the 50 states plus DC, the five most populous cities, counties, and school districts within each state, and select other jurisdictions. Data include the jurisdiction effected, the jurisdiction-awarding abatement, its legal authority to do so, name of the abatement program, type of abatement program, and amount of taxes abated for that fiscal year.
Select below the year(s), state(s), and jurisdiction type(s) to get started. Click on the links in the table to see more information. For questions or to help track down data for a jurisdiction not listed, contact Amy Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.