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California 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$45,623,604
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
$0
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
Aliso Viejo Municipality $376,030
Anaheim Municipality $915,000
Cathedral City Municipality $290,373
Clovis Municipality $853,056
El Cajon Municipality $1,922
Fairfield Municipality $1,314,044
Fontana Municipality $0
Fountain Valley Municipality $0
Garden Grove Municipality $1,159,008
Hawthorne Municipality $0
Indio Municipality $205,082
Livermore Municipality $1,493,546
Los Angeles Municipality $27,200,000
Moreno Valley Municipality $0
Murrieta Municipality $61,127
Oceanside Municipality $0
Orange Municipality $5,921,202
Rialto Municipality $3,532,460
Riverside Municipality $0
San Leandro Municipality $119,360
Santee Municipality $1,575,357
Upland Municipality $326,880
Victorville Municipality $279,157
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $45,623,604