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Florida 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement 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.