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Massachusetts 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$156,102,974
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) Economic development $21,944,000
Film Tax Incentive Program Economic development $90,887,000
Life Sciences Tax incentive Program Economic development $19,933,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $132,764,000

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 Massachusetts, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 32 out of 149 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 49 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 MA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in MA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Massachusetts is a New England state: Local school districts do not produce financial audits (only the few regionalized ones do).

The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Amesbury Municipality $135,750
Boston Municipality $17,084,000
Brockton Municipality $711,393
Cambridge Municipality $465,702
Canton Municipality $1,100,000
Fall River Municipality $1,466,240
Milford Municipality $16,052
New Bedford Municipality $505,516
Northampton Municipality $10,814
Norton Municipality $175,215
Oxford Municipality $46,485
Pittsfield Municipality $128,855
Springfield Municipality $215,000
Walpole Municipality $51,906
Ware Municipality $5,668
Westborough Municipality $44,764
Westfield Municipality $1,173,014
Worcester Municipality $2,600
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $23,338,974