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California 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$161,799,751
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
(N/A - no disclosure) (N/A - no disclosure) not reported
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $0

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 California, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 58 out of 489 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 1 out of 960 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 CA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in CA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: California's school districts are not taxing entities, and the state equalizes funding. However, according to one district, it is possible for the school district's portion of the taxes be affected by the county's tax abatements.

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

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Kern County County $11,558
San Luis Obispo County County $13,149
Santa Barbara County County $4,829,000
Santa Cruz County County $338,098
Anaheim Municipality $929,000
Burbank Municipality $13,239,000
Carlsbad Municipality $2,462,720
Cathedral City Municipality $428,964
East Palo Alto Municipality $8,855,528
El Cajon Municipality $5,214
Fairfield Municipality $292,581
Fontana Municipality $0
Fountain Valley Municipality $0
Garden Grove Municipality $5,044,756
Glendale Municipality $33,814,000
Irvine Municipality $157,000
Lakewood Municipality $1,432,000
Livermore Municipality $1,550,585
Long Beach Municipality $4,677,000
Los Angeles Municipality $18,300,000
Moreno Valley Municipality $0
Mountain View Municipality $41,635,000
Orange Municipality $2,311,921
Pittsburgh Municipality $10,534,624
Riverside Municipality $135
Roseville Municipality $5,263,766
Santa Ana Municipality $0
Santee Municipality $1,380,807
Saratoga Municipality $9,045
Shasta Lake Municipality $3,929,838
Cupertino Unified School District School district $109,732
East Side Union High School District School district $131,790
Los Gatos Saratoga Joint Union High School District School district $46,775
Morgan Hill Unified School District School district $66,165
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $161,799,751