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Michigan 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$797,076,724
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Brownfield Redevelopment Credit Program Revitalization $22,300,000
Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Program Economic development (TIF) $5,600,000
Farmland Preservation Credit - Corporate and Non-Corporate Program Preservation of open space, farmland, and forestland $49,000,000
Historic Preservation Credit Program Historic preservation $3,200,000
MEGA Employment Credit Program Job creation $510,400,000
MEGA Poly-Silicon Energy Cost Credit Program Technology not reported
Renaissance Zone Credit - Development Program Economic development (EZ) $48,000,000
Renaissance Zone Property Tax Exemption Program Economic development (EZ) $4,200,000
State Essential Services Assessment Exemption Manufacturing $4,200,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $646,900,000

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
Ann Arbor Municipality $571,152
Detroit Municipality $20,589,824
Grand Rapids Municipality $2,766,607
Sterling Heights Municipality $813,377
Warren Municipality $3,295,502
Adrian School District School district $14,332
Akron-Fairgrove School District School district $6,676
Algonac Community School District School district $0
Allegan School District School district $315,365
Allendale School District School district $295,300
Alma School District School district $242,000
Almont Community School District School district $161,451
Alpena School District School district $55,344
Anchor Bay School District School district $0
Ann Arbor School District School district $156,000
Armada Area School District School district $0
Ashley Community School District School district $19,402
Athens Area School District School district $0
Atherton Community School District School district $0
Atlanta Community School District School district $0
Autrain-Onota School District School district $0
Avondale School District School district $538,054
Bad Axe School District School district $5,871
Baldwin Community School District School district $0
Bangor School District School district $59,485
Bangor Township School District School district $11,591
Baraga Area School District School district $0
Bath Community School District School district $0
Battle Creek School District School district $1,451,156
Bay City School District School district $843,420
Beal City School District School district $0
Beaverton Rural School District School district $0
Beecher Community School District School district $0
Belding Area School District School district $85,557
Bellevue Community School District School district $0
Bendle School District School district $0
Bentley Community School District School district $0
Benton Harbor Area School District School district $256,378
Berlin Township School District #3 School district $0
Berrien Springs School District School district $0
Big Burning School School district $0
Birmingham School District School district $420,000
Bloomingdale School District 16 School district $0
Bois Blanc Pines School District School district $0
Boyne City School District School district $78,197
Boyne Falls Public School District School district $5,536
Brandywine Community School District School district $4,591
Breckenridge Community School District School district $11,291
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District School district $23,912
Bridgman School District School district $2,374
Brighton Area School District School district $126,539
Brimley Area School District School district $0
Bronson Community School District School district $0
Brown City Community School District School district $1,989
Buchanan Community School District School district $85,455
Buckley Community School District School district $11,587
Burt School District Township School district $0
Byron Area School District School district $0
Byron Center School District School district $207,246
Cadillac Area School District School district $96,659
Caledonia Community School District School district $138,419
Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw School District School district $30,000
Camden-Frontier School School district $0
Capac Community School District School district $0
Carman-Ainsworth Community School District School district $74,792
Caro Community School District School district $2,828
Carson City-Crystal Area School District School district $0
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District School district $0
Caseville School District School district $0
Cass City School District School district $29,382
Cassopolis School District School district $63,973
Cedar Springs School District School district $106,333
Center Line School District School district $248,000
Central Lake School District School district $2,000
Charlevoix School District School district $101,582
Charlotte School District School district $0
Cheboygan Area School District School district $0
Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD School district $0
Chelsea School District School district $32,000
Chesaning Union School District School district $0
Chippewa Hills School District School district $1,049
Chippewa Valley School District School district $191,158
Church School District School district $0
Clare School District School district $13,718
Clarkston Community School District School district $40,420
Clawson School District School district $0
Clintondale Community School District School district $2,444
Clio Area School District School district $0
Coldwater Community School District School district $1,233,569
Coleman Community School District School district $0
Coloma Community School District School district $93,184
Colon Community School District School district $55,680
Comstock Park School District School district $67,603
Comstock School District School district $694,776
Concord Community School District School district $0
Constantine School District School district $144,581
Coopersville Area School District School district $752,504
Corunna School District School district $15,835
Crawford Ausable School District School district $0
Croswell-Lexington Community School District School district $22,520
Davison Community School District School district $95,828
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $150,176,724