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Louisiana 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2018 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$721,750,056

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 LA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program Business incentive $0
Cooperative Endeavor Agreements for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts Economic development $11,473,401
Digital Interactive Media and Software Tax Credit Entertainment; technology $11,574,373
Enterprise Zone Program Economic development $37,258,756
Exemption for Manufacturing Establishments Program Industrial development $0
Louisiana Capital Companies Tax Credit Entrepreneurship $62,429
Louisiana Quality Jobs Program Business incentive $104,303,596
Motion Picture Production Tax Credit Film production $180,000,000
Musical and Theatrical Production Income Tax Credit Education $6,377,078
Neighborhood Assistance Program Community development $0
New Market Jobs Act Program Capital investment $0
New Market Tax Credit Business incentive $1,938,840
Ports Investor Tax Credits Port usage $0
Procurement Processing Company Rebate Sales generation $11,693,808
Rehabilitation of Historic Structures Historic preservation $99,929,840
Retention and Modernization Tax Credit Business incentive $4,031,575
Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit Music production $41,673
Tax Equalization Program Manufacturing $7,455,954
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $476,141,323

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
Alexandria Municipality $52,003
Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish Municipality $14,421,967
New Orleans Municipality $8,815,000
Allen Parish Schools School district $1,270,595
Ascension Parish Schools School district $43,447,785
Assumption Parish Schools School district $230,000
Bienville Parish Schools School district $347,028
Bossier Parish Schools School district $921,126
Calcasieu Parish Schools School district $12,845,000
Cameron Parish Schools School district $5,053,680
DeSoto Parish Schools School district $5,564,137
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools School district $16,900,000
Evangeline Parish Schools School district $897,045
Iberia Parish Schools School district $459,512
Iberville Parish Schools School district $31,738,016
Jackson Parish Schools School district $593,280
Jefferson Parish Schools School district $3,050,759
Lafayette Parish Schools School district $1,825,695
Lafourche Parish Schools School district $996,479
Lincoln Parish Schools School district $132,148
Livingston Parish Schools School district $1,998,921
Orleans Parish Schools School district $453,033
Ouachita Parish Schools School district $1,368,172
Pointe Coupee Parish Schools School district $600,000
Rapides Parish Schools School district $10,068,725
Red River Parish Schools School district $805,000
St Charles Parish Schools School district $56,435,359
St, Landry Parish Schools School district $224,113
St. Bernard Parish Schools School district $4,035,041
St. James Parish Schools School district $6,640,540
St. John the Baptist Parish Schools School district $178,801
St. Tammany Parish Schools School district $1,689,005
Tangipahoa Parish Schools School district $102,760
Vermillion Parish Schools School district $322,719
Vernon Parish Schools School district $31,031
Washington Parish Schools School district $75,351
Webster Parish Schools School district $409,773
West Baton Rouge Parish Schools School district $8,532,280
West Feliciana Parish Schools School district $1,416,921
Winn Parish Schools School district $659,933
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $245,608,733

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 Louisiana, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 19 out of 38 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 35 out of 69 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.