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Michigan 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$946,829,470
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Brownfield Redevelop Credit Prog Economic development $27,700,000
Brownfield Redevelop Tax Increm Financing Prog Economic development $4,900,000
Farmland Preservation Credit Conservation $2,100,000
Farmland Preservation Credit Conservation $46,000,000
Film Production Credit Program Economic development $3,600,000
Historic Preservation Credit Historic Preservation $21,500,000
Historic Preservation Credit Historic Preservation $200,000
MEGA Battery Credit Economic development $98,400,000
MEGA Employment Credit Job Creation $517,000,000
MEGA Poly-Silicon Energy Cost Credit Economic development $12,700,000
Renaissance Zone Credit - Develop Program Economic development $14,900,000
Renaissance Zone Property Tax Exemption Economic development $3,700,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $690,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $1,624,762
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $175,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $626,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $237,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $44,269
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $1,272,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $390,118
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $134,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $45,700
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $101,149
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $1,900
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $418,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $1,085,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $316,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $684,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $73,600
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $790,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $45,500
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $18,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $49,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $84,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $446,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $995,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $65,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $216,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $108,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $142,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $1,206,000
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $110,500
Subsidy Reimbursement through school fund formula Economic development $4,996
Various agreements Economic development $92,098
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $764,990,592

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 Michigan, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 506 out of 1483 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 387 out of 542 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 MI. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in MI 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
Oakland County County $2,312,182
Ann Arbor Municipality $518,558
Battle Creek Municipality $498,271
Bay City Municipality $848,692
Burton Municipality $0
Clinton Township Municipality $98,173
Dearborn Municipality $3,247,786
Detroit Municipality $35,966,327
East Lansing Municipality $459,936
Farmington Hills Municipality $7,428
Grand Rapids Municipality $2,251,014
Hancock Municipality $707,353
Hillsdale Municipality $77,558
Inkster Municipality $198,339
Jackson Municipality $50,900
Midland Municipality $4,025,744
Millington Municipality $2,000
Norway Municipality $10,005
Redford Township Municipality $1,367,560
Roseville Municipality $228,000
Royal Oak Municipality $3,567,430
Saginaw Municipality $844,272
Sault Ste. Marie Municipality $1,030,831
South Haven Municipality $1,615,129
St. Clair Shores Municipality $499,416
Sterling Heights Municipality $1,521,782
Taylor Municipality $8,497,973
Troy Municipality $232,806
Warren Municipality $4,195,431
Westland Municipality $128,538
Zeeland Municipality $554,014
Adrian School District School district $28,282
Algonac Community School District School district $0
Allegan School District School district $316,571
Allendale School District School district $485,683
Alma School District School district $120,000
Alpena School District School district $272,454
Anchor Bay School District School district $42,361
Ann Arbor School District School district $100,000
Avondale School District School district $409,926
Barry Intermediate School District School district $7,651
Battle Creek School District School district $58,180
Beaverton Rural School District School district $0
Belding Area School District School district $76,717
Berkley School District School district $704
Birmingham School District School district $25,000
Branch Intermediate School District School district $163,180
Brighton Area School District School district $138,589
Byron Center School District School district $160,969
Cadillac Area School District School district $69,486
Caledonia Community School District School district $632,450
Calhoun Intermediate School District School district $237,000
Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw School District School district $30,881
Carman-Ainsworth Community School District School district $55,244
Caro Community School District School district $14,922
Cass City School District School district $30,821
Cassopolis School District School district $48,458
Center Line School District School district $251,000
Chippewa Hills School District School district $8,049
Chippewa Valley School District School district $47,647
Clare School District School district $19,081
Clintondale Community School District School district $276,362
Clio Area School District School district $1,200
Coldwater Community School District School district $343,036
Comstock Park School District School district $80,318
Comstock School District School district $645,280
Coopersville Area School District School district $1,642,103
Corunna School District School district $19,200
Croswell-Lexington Community School District School district $8,606
Davison Community School District School district $186,582
Dearborn School District School district $937,549
Detroit City School District School district $28,635,612
Dexter Community School District School district $57,820
Dowagiac Union School District School district $155,830
Durand Area School District School district $1,067
East China School District School district $19,920,008
East Detroit School District School district $5,078
East Jackson Community School District School district $2,000
East Lansing School District School district $609,409
Elkton Pigeon Bay Port Laker School District School district $55,387
Farmington School District School district $45,000
Farwell Area School District School district $335
Fennville School District School district $26,909
Fenton Area School District School district $128,000
Fitzgerald School District School district $50,481
Flat Rock Community School District School district $20,528
Flint City School District School district $86,693
Flushing Community School District School district $54,000
Forest Hills School District School district $294,924
Fowlerville Community School District School district $771,518
Fraser School District School district $102,597
Fremont School District School district $55,000
Garden City School District School district $6,588
Gaylord Community School District School district $0
Genesee Intermediate School District School district $147,525
Gladwin Community School District School district $0
Godfrey-Lee School District School district $50,692
Godwin Heights School District School district $343,320
Grand Blanc Community School District School district $46,642
Grand Haven Area School District School district $60,856
Grand Ledge School District School district $1,031,078
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $181,838,878