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Maine 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$45,960,615
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Namesort icon Program Type Revenue Loss
Employment Tax Increment Financing Job Creation $13,326,078
New Markets Capital Investment Tax Credit Economic development $14,096,632
Pine Tree Development Zone Tax Credits Economic development $3,510,745
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $30,933,455

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 Maine, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 20 out of 37 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 57 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 ME. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in ME that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Maine is a New England state: Local school districts do not produce financial audits (only the few regionalized ones do).

The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Losssort icon
Bangor Municipality $3,619,219
South Portland Municipality $2,469,739
Lewiston Municipality $1,774,889
Brewer Municipality $1,593,257
Biddeford Municipality $1,195,281
Westbrook Municipality $1,156,155
Portland Municipality $1,008,079
Auburn Municipality $966,458
Burlington Municipality $690,774
Gorham Municipality $439,130
Winslow Municipality $114,179
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $15,027,160