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Florida 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$781,856,104
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Capital Investment Credit Capital investment $77,875,000
Community Contribution Tax Credit Program Affordable housing $14,000,000
Contaminated Site Credit Brownfield rehabilitation $28,276,000
Enterprise Zone (EZ) Job Credit Job creation $9,193,000
Entertainment Industry Credit Film, TV, and/or media $20,931,000
Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption Film, TV, and/or media $16,070,000
Florida Renew Production Credit Renewable energy $21,269,000
Florida Renew Tech Credit Renewable energy $10,935,000
Hope Scholarship Credit Education $68,690,000
New Markets Tax Credit Job creation; Capital investment $28,453,000
Other programs Economic development $16,800,000
Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program Business attraction/retention $19,338,000
Research and Development Tax Credit Research and development $17,234,000
Scholarship Funding Organizations Education $426,719,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $775,783,000

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
Bradenton Municipality $128,672
Clearwater Municipality $151,850
Fort Meyers Municipality $498,957
Gainesville Municipality $417,459
Kissimmee Municipality $0
Largo Municipality $14,279
Melbourne Municipality $283,441
Ocala Municipality $41,581
Orlando Municipality $4,259,375
Palm Beach Gardens Municipality $0
Pensacola Municipality $228,871
Sanford Municipality $0
St. Petersburg Municipality $48,619
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $6,073,104