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Michigan 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$715,533,226
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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 Brownfields rehabilitation $13,200,000
Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing Program Brownfields rehabilitation $7,700,000
Farmland Preservation Credit - Corporate and Non-Corporate Program Conservation of farmland, forest, or open space $44,400,000
MEGA Battery Credit Program Technology not reported
MEGA Employment Credit Program Job creation/retention $560,500,000
MEGA Poly-Silicon Energy Cost Credit Program Technology not reported
Renaissance Zone Credit - Development Program Business attraction/retention $17,700,000
Renaissance Zone Property Tax Exemption Program Urban redevelopment $3,900,000
State Essential Services Assessment Exemption Manufacturing $5,500,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $652,900,000

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 $2,069,942
Battle Creek Municipality $444,194
Dearborn Municipality $2,175,436
Detroit Municipality $39,145,955
Flint Municipality $298,000
Grand Rapids Municipality $3,307,056
Kentwood Municipality $526,000
Lansing Municipality $5,173,576
Novi Municipality $245,000
Pontiac Municipality $2,394,700
Rochester Hills Municipality $83,416
Royal Oak Municipality $283,000
Southfield Municipality $2,166,937
St. Clair Shores Municipality $0
Sterling Heights Municipality $752,983
Taylor Municipality $59,240
Troy Municipality $181,556
Warren Municipality $2,570,276
Westland Municipality $117,319
Wyoming Municipality $638,640
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $62,633,226