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Iowa 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$221,713,695
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Accelerated Career Education Program Job training $3,964,000
Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program Agricultural development $4,708,000
Enterprise Zone Program Economic development (EZ) $9,548,000
High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP) Job creation; job retention $37,940,000
Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax Credit Historic preservation $36,236,000
Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program Job creation; job training $34,434,000
Redevelopment Tax Credit Brownfield remediation $7,578,000
Renewable Energy Tax Credit Renewable Energy $5,084,000
Replacement Tax Abatement (not specified) $17,000
Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from Withholding Job creation $4,324,000
Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program Construction/rehabilitation $13,930,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $157,763,000

Tabulated localities and districts

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

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 Iowa, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 61 out of 65 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 297 out of 330 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? Check out the roadmap on GASB 77 compliance we created for IA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in IA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Cedar Rapids Municipality $2,507,180
Davenport Municipality $3,016,000
Des Moines Municipality $14,376,584
Iowa City Municipality $108,978
Sioux City Municipality $1,061,618
Adair-Casey Community School District School district $1,673
Adel-Desoto-Minburn Community School District School district $26,060
Agwsr Community School District School district $149,892
Ahstw Community School District School district $51,003
Albert City Truesday Community School District School district $0
Albia Community School District School district $0
Alburnett Community School District School district $92
Alden Community School District School district $59,531
Algona Community School District School district $104,811
Allamakee Community School District School district $18,001
Alta-Aurelia Community School District School district $637
Ames Community School District School district $352,072
Anamosa Community School District School district $7,103
Ankeny Community School District School district $583,173
Aplington-Parkersburg Community School District School district $184,909
Ar-We-Va Community School District School district $0
Atlantic Community School District School district $30,328
Audubon Community School District School district $7,041
Ballard Community School District School district $284,384
Baxter Community School District School district $8,734
Bcluw Community School District School district $0
Bedford Community School District School district $0
Belle Plaine Community School District School district $0
Bellevue Community School District School district $70,309
Belmond-Klemme Community School District School district $13,030
Bennett Community School District School district $0
Bettendorf Community School District School district $571,715
Bondurant-Farrar Community School District School district $4,152,516
Boone Community School District School district $112,757
Boyden-Hull Community School District School district $318,148
Boyer Valley Community School District School district $18,034
Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom Community School District School district $3,764
Burlington Community School District School district $598,279
Cal Community School District School district $0
Calamus-Wheatland Community School District School district $0
Cam Community School District School district $67,720
Camanche Community School District School district $6,196
Cardinal Community School District School district $0
Carlisle Community School District School district $58,849
Carroll Community School District School district $22,855
Cedar Falls Community School District School district $117,225
Cedar Rapids Community School District School district $771,518
Center Point-Urbana Community School District School district $40,342
Centerville Community School District School district $0
Central City Community School District School district $13,187
Central Decatur Community School District School district $0
Central Dewitt Community School District School district $78,704
Central Lee Community School District School district $0
Central Lyon Community School District School district $229,970
Central Springs Community School District School district $20,181
Chariton Community School District School district $108,023
Charles City Community School District School district $146,060
Charter Oak-Ute Community School District School district $0
Cherokee Community School District School district $22,118
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School District School district $74,425
Clarke Community School District School district $5,810
Clarksville Community School District School district $0
Clear Creek Amana Community School District School district $448,376
Clear Lake Community School District School district $202,390
Clinton Community School District School district $729,165
Colfax-Mingo Community School District School district $1,803
College Community School District School district $791,605
Collins-Maxwell Community School District School district $0
Colo-Nesco Community School District School district $105,135
Columbus Community School District School district $0
Coon Rapids-Bayard Community School District School district $18,127
Corning Community School District School district $0
Council Bluffs Community School District School district $1,270,730
Creston Community School District School district $18,093
Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District School district $167,310
Danville Community School District School district $0
Davenport Community School District School district $900,294
Davis County Community School District School district $8,953
Decorah Community School District School district $0
Delwood Community School District School district $0
Denison Community School District School district $0
Denver Community School District School district $16,362
Des Moines Independent Community School District School district $5,486,863
Diagonal Community School District School district $0
Dike-New Hartford Community School District School district $90,431
Dubuque Community School District School district $1,058,614
Dunkerton Community School District School district $0
Durant Community School District School district $25,440
Eagle Grove Community School District School district $3,261
Earlham Community School District School district $41,592
East Buchanan Community School District School district $0
East Marshall Community School District School district $0
East Mills Community School District School district $0
East Sac County Community School District School district $0
East Union Community School District School district $0
Eastern Allamakee Community School District School district $11,116
Easton Valley Community School District School district $9,149
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District School district $0
Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District School district $7,112
Eldora-New Providence Community School District School district $0
Emmetsburg Community School District School district $9,131
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $63,950,695