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Massachusetts 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Economic Development Incentive Program||Job creation/retention; capital investment||$52,170,000|
|Film Tax Incentive||Film production||$69,970,000|
|Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program||Technology (life sciences)||$19,920,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$142,060,000|
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|
|TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL||$111,428,499|