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Kentucky 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$196,043,438
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Kentucky Business Investment Business incentive $25,057,000
Kentucky Industrial Development Act Job creation/retention $10,113,000
Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act Job creation/retention $5,359,000
Kentucky Jobs Development Act Job creation/retention $6,729,000
Kentucky Reinvestment Act Manufacturing $5,953,000
Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act Job creation/retention $21,122,000
Kentucky Tourism Development Act Tourism development $6,042,000
Other Economic Incentives* Economic development $60,211,000
Tax Increment Financing Economic development $28,067,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $168,653,000

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 Kentucky, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 7 out of 23 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 3 out of 173 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 KY. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in KY that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Kentucky shields school districts' revenues from tax increment financing (TIF). GASB has not specified whether industrial development bonds (IDBs) count as tax abatements.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Louisville Municipality $13,110,523
Louisville-Jefferson Metro Municipality/County $13,110,523
Bullitt County School District School district $848,357
Newport Independent School District School district $0
Shelby County School District School district $321,035
Woodford County School District School district $0
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $27,390,438