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Michigan 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$895,347,721
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Brownfield Redevelopment Credit Program Redevelopment/revitalization/renewal $55,900,000
Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Program Redevelopment/revitalization/renewal $5,100,000
Farmland Preservation Credit Agricultural development $51,000,000
Historic Preservation Credit Program Historic preservation $13,000,000
MEGA Battery Credit Program Technology $10,600,000
MEGA Employment Credit Program Job creation/retention $611,800,000
MEGA Poly-Silicon Energy Cost Credit Program Technoloty (semiconductor) $23,400,000
Renaissance Zone Credit - Development Program Economic development (EZ) $38,900,000
Renaissance Zone Property Tax Exemption Program Economic development (EZ) $3,900,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $813,600,000

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 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
Kent County County $895,902
Macomb County County $800,087
Oakland County County $2,223,872
Wayne County County $31,400,000
Ann Arbor Municipality $309,238
Detroit Municipality $38,744,282
Grand Rapids Municipality $2,469,500
Sterling Heights Municipality $1,386,118
Warren Municipality $3,295,502
Adrian School District School district $23,220
Alma School District School district $104,000
Anchor Bay School District School district $65,000
Berrien Springs School District School district $0
Brimingham School District School district $31,000
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $81,747,721