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Louisiana 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$668,759,426
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program Business expansion $0
Digital Interactive Media and Software Tax Credit Capital investment $29,132,130
Enterprise Zone Program Economic development (EZ) $24,041,559
Exemption for Manufacturing Establishments (Industry Assistance) Program Industrial development $1,500,000
Louisiana Quality Jobs Program Business expansion $141,741,787
Motion Picture Production Tax Credit Film production $180,000,000
Musical and Theatrical Production Income Tax Credit Business expansion $2,300,386
Ports Investor Tax Credits Port usage $0
Retention and Modernization Tax Credit Business retention $6,242,541
Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit Capital investment $15,372
Tax Equalization Business retention $13,110,539
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $398,084,314

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 Louisiana, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 19 out of 38 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 44 out of 66 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 LA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in LA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Lafayette Municipality $1,681,157
Allen Parish School Board School district $145,393
Ascension Parish School Board School district $65,406,419
Assumption Parish School Board School district $160,000
Baker School Board School district $49,000
Bienville Parish School Board School district $549,258
Bogalusa School Board School district $1,969,176
Bossier Parish School Board School district $909,922
Calcasieu Parish School Board School district $10,890,000
Cameron Parish School Board School district $0
Desoto Parish School Board School district $4,951,675
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board School district $14,877,000
East Carroll Parish School Board School district $63,623
East Feliciana Parish School Board School district $290,662
Evangeline Parish School Board School district $910,761
Iberia Parish School Board School district $536,055
Iberville Parish School Board School district $27,108,465
Jackson Parish School Board School district $532,425
Jefferson Parish School Board School district $2,382,830
Lafayette Parish School Board School district $1,825,695
Lafourche Parish School Board School district $2,672,700
Lincoln Parish School Board School district $2,447,622
Livingston Parish School Board School district $2,017,265
Orleans Parish School Board School district $0
Ouachita Parish School Board School district $2,516,592
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board School district $625,000
Rapides Parish School Board School district $8,793,476
Red River Parish School Board School district $805,000
Richland Parish School Board School district $982,760
St. Bernard Parish School Board School district $3,602,038
St. Charles Parish School Board School district $56,290,119
St. James Parish School Board School district $14,105,072
St. John the Baptist Parish School Board School district $11,750,711
St. Landry Parish School Board School district $253,702
St. Tammany Parish School Board School district $302,407
Tangipahoa Parish School Board School district $55,036
Terrebonne Parish School Board School district $373,306
Vermilion Parish School Board School district $357,394
Vernon Parish School Board School district $16,687
Webster Parish School Board School district $925,263
West Baton Rouge Parish School Board School district $18,041,311
West Feliciana Parish School Board School district $1,825,000
Winn Parish School Board School district $1,191,478
Zachary Community School Board School district $5,485,657
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $270,675,112