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Maryland 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$101,313,294
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Aerospace, Electronics or Defense Contract Tax Credit Economic development $0
Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit Economic development $11,400,000
Cybersecurity Invest Incent Tax Credit Economic development $1,000,000
Enterprise Zone Tax Credits Economic development $1,500,000
Film Production Tax Credit Economic development $18,900,000
Job Creation Tax Credit Job Creation $600,000
Job Creation Tax Credit (local) Job Creation $800,000
One Maryland Tax Credit Economic development $18,800,000
Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Economic development $8,000,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $61,000,000

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 Maryland, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 13 out of 35 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 24 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 MD. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in MD that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Maryland's public schools are component units of counties, though they do have independent financial reporting.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Allegany County County $123,611
Anne Arundel County County $1,910,581
Baltimore County County $4,384,000
Charles County County $2,338,303
Frederick County County $119,646
Harford County County $2,750,532
Howard County County $1,645,947
Prince George's County County $2,752,953
Wicomico County County $77,089
Baltimore Municipality $23,490,000
Cumberland Municipality $207,893
Frederick Municipality $14,245
Frostburg Municipality $12,843
Gaithersburg Municipality $155,500
Rockville Municipality $246,200
Salisbury Municipality $83,951
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $40,313,294