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Iowa 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2019 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$178,833,360

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? We have created institutional schematics for the implementation of GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures in the 50 states and DC: Learn who's in charge of compliance in our ROADMAP PROJECT. 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.

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State-level programs

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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.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Cedar Rapids Municipality $2,507,180
Davenport Municipality $3,016,000
Des Moines Municipality $14,376,584
Iowa City Municipality $108,978
Sioux City Municipality $1,061,618
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $21,070,360

Local government reporting rate

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 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: 77 out of 84 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.