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Florida 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$620,069,548
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Capital Investment Tax Credits Economic development $43,080,000
Community Contribution Tax Credits Housing $24,878,000
Contaminated Site Rehab Tax Credit Environmental $6,407,000
Enterprise Zone Jobs Credit Job Creation $8,283,000
Entertainment Industry Finl Incent Program Economic development $58,440,000
Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption Economic development $16,310,000
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Education $146,710,000
New Markets Development Program Economic development $25,852,000
Research & Development Tax Credit Economic development $6,087,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $336,047,000

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 Florida, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 68 out of 471 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 67 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 FL. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in FL that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Florida shields school districts' revenues from tax abatements.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Bay County County $87,237
Brevard County County $4,856,779
Broward County County $39,087,325
Charlotte County County $218,000
Collier County County $1,837,200
Escambia County County $3,320,090
Highlands County County $16,548
Hillsborough County County $3,748,000
Holmes County County $2,488
Manatee County County $67
Martin County County $878,902
Okaloosa County County $33,834
Orange County County $33,232,141
Palm Beach County County $555,041
Pinellas County County $6,432,093
Polk County County $2,119,025
Sarasota County County $1,853,667
Seminole County County $2,301,298
St. Johns County County $409,496
St. Lucie County County $216,500
Walton County County $5,850
Clearwater Municipality $68,584
Cocoa Municipality $160,923
Cocoa Beach Municipality $167,749
Coral Gables Municipality $39,000
Coral Springs Municipality $249,246
Davie Municipality $1,946,177
Daytona Beach Municipality $220,512
Deerfield Beach Municipality $3,099,805
Deland Municipality $359,091
Delray Beach Municipality $117,237
Eagle Lake Municipality $48,059
Fort Pierce Municipality $161,000
Gainesville Municipality $306,383
Hallandale Beach Municipality $4,344,462
Hollywood Municipality $17,917,636
Jacksonville Municipality $5,734,971
Jacksonville Beach Municipality $9,468,928
Lake City Municipality $278,537
Lake Worth Municipality $2,089,742
Lakeland Municipality $4,087,551
Leesburg Municipality $592,335
Melbourne Municipality $2,204,968
Miami Municipality $41,486,773
New Smyrna Beach Municipality $159,131
North Miami Beach Municipality $1,023,000
Orlando Municipality $20,849,443
Ormond Beach Municipality $712,069
Palm Bay Municipality $1,259,956
Pensacola Municipality $3,197,155
Plant City Municipality $461,653
Plantation Municipality $2,679,626
Port St. Lucie Municipality $4,215,135
Punta Gorda Municipality $502,566
Sanford Municipality $0
South Daytona Municipality $1,210,342
St. Augustine Municipality $1,097,362
St. Petersburg Municipality $134,671
Stuart Municipality $652,435
Tallahassee Municipality $1,589,000
Tampa Municipality $14,051,719
Tampa Port Authority Municipality $352,000
Tavares Municipality $215,991
Titusville Municipality $865,765
Venice Municipality $26,812
West Palm Beach Municipality $28,621,974
Winter Park Municipality $3,783,493
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $284,022,548