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Louisiana 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2019 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$5,801,403,924

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

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program Business expansion $0
Digital Interactive Media and Software Tax Credit Capital investment $29,132,130
Enterprise Zone Program Economic development (EZ) $24,041,559
Exemption for Manufacturing Establishments (Industry Assistance) Program Industrial development $1,500,000
Louisiana Quality Jobs Program Business expansion $141,741,787
Motion Picture Production Tax Credit Film production $180,000,000
Musical and Theatrical Production Income Tax Credit Business expansion $2,300,386
Ports Investor Tax Credits Port usage $0
Retention and Modernization Tax Credit Business retention $6,242,541
Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit Capital investment $15,372
Tax Equalization Business retention $13,110,539
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $398,084,314

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 Losssort icon
Cameron Parish School District School district $5,141,419,379
Ascension Parish School Board School district $65,406,419
St. Charles Parish School Board School district $56,290,119
Iberville Parish School Board School district $27,108,465
West Baton Rouge Parish School Board School district $18,041,311
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board School district $14,877,000
St. James Parish School District School district $14,105,072
St. John the Baptist School Board School district $11,750,711
Calcasieu Parish School Baord School district $10,890,000
Zachary Community School Board School district $5,485,657
Desoto Parish School Board School district $4,951,675
St. Bernard Parish School Board School district $3,602,038
Lafourche Parish School Board School district $2,672,700
Ouachita Parish School District School district $2,516,592
Lincoln Parish School Board School district $2,447,622
Jefferson Parish School Board School district $2,382,830
Livingston Parish School Board School district $2,017,265
City of Bogalusa School Board 2019 School district $1,969,176
Lafayette Parish School Board School district $1,825,695
West Feliciana School Board School district $1,825,000
Lafayette Municipality $1,681,157
Winn Parish School Board School district $1,191,478
Richland Parish School Board School district $982,760
Webster Parish School Board School district $925,263
Evangeline Parish School Board School district $910,761
Bossier Parish School Board School district $909,922
Red River Parish School Board School district $805,000
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board School district $625,000
Bienville Parish School Board School district $549,258
Iberia Parish School Board School district $536,055
Jackson Parish School Board School district $532,425
Terrebonne Parish School Board School district $373,306
Vermilion Parish School Board School district $357,394
St. Tammany Parish School Board School district $302,407
East Feliciana Parish School Board School district $290,662
St. Landry Parish School Board School district $253,702
Assumption Parish School district $160,000
Allen Parish School Board School district $145,393
East Carroll Parish School Board School district $63,623
Tangipahoa Parish School System School district $55,036
City of Baker School Board School district $49,000
Washington Parish School Board School district $18,595
Vernon Parish School Board School district $16,687
Orleans Parish School Board School district $0
Rapides Parish School Board School district $0
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $5,403,319,610

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.