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Colorado 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2018 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$160,006,851

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? We have created institutional schematics for the implementation of GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures in the 50 states and DC: Learn who's in charge of compliance in our ROADMAP PROJECT. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in CO that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Economic development (EZ) $54,515,000
Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Contribution Tax Credits Economic development (EZ) $14,567,000
Historic Preservation Tax Credit Historic preservation $4,148,000
Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit Job creation/retention $6,885,000
Regional Tourism Act (TIF) Tourism; Economic development (TIF) $6,398,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $86,513,000

Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Arapahoe County, Colorado County $57,840
El Paso County, Colorado County $0
Jefferson County, Colorado County $763,262
Aurora Municipality $47,392,329
Colorado Springs Municipality $826,323
Denver Municipality $0
Fort Collins Municipality $1,188,882
Lakewood Municipality $3,825,215
Denver City and County, Colorado Municipality/County $19,440,000
St Vrain Valley School District Re-1J School district $0
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $73,493,851

Local government reporting rate

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 and 2019 data. This is to gauge how much data is available in that state.

For Colorado, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 28 out of 68 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 86 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.