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Iowa 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Accelerated Career Education Program||Job training||$3,964,000|
|Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program||Agricultural development||$4,708,000|
|Enterprise Zone Program||Economic development (EZ)||$9,548,000|
|High Quality Jobs Program (HQJP)||Job creation; job retention||$37,940,000|
|Historic Preservation and Cultural and Entertainment District Tax Credit||Historic preservation||$36,236,000|
|Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program||Job creation; job training||$34,434,000|
|Redevelopment Tax Credit||Brownfield remediation||$7,578,000|
|Renewable Energy Tax Credit||Renewable Energy||$5,084,000|
|Replacement Tax Abatement||(not specified)||$17,000|
|Targeted Jobs Tax Credit from Withholding||Job creation||$4,324,000|
|Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program||Construction/rehabilitation||$13,930,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$157,763,000|
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 Iowa, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:
Cities/counties: 61 out of 65 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.
School districts: 297 out of 330 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 IA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in IA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.
Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.