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New York 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$5,974,216,238
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Brownfields Brownfield remediation $130,000,000
Empire Zones (EZ) Economic development (EZ) $143,000,000
Excelsior Jobs Program and Empire State Job Retention Program Credit Job creation/retention $168,000,000
Film and Commercial Production Credit Film production $758,000,000
Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) Industrial development $88,000,000
Low Income Housing Credit Affordable housing $38,000,000
New York Youth Jobs Program (formerly Urban Youth Job Program) Job creation $40,000,000
Qualified Empire Zones Enterprise (QEZE) Economic development (EZ) $86,000,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $1,451,000,000

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 New York, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 103 out of 134 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 409 out of 655 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 NY. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in NY that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Buffalo Municipality $25,822,062
New York City Municipality $3,802,359,000
Rochester Municipality $27,187,198
Syracuse Municipality $18,775,986
Yonkers Municipality $39,965,898
Addison Central School District School district $628,378
Adirondack Central School District School district $139,532
Albany City School District School district $11,219,532
Albion Central School District School district $184,573
Allegany-Limestone School District School district $294,284
Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District School district $427,966
Amherst Central School District School district $471,934
Amityville Union Free School District School district $3,187,055
Amsterdam Enlarged City School District School district $6,205,619
Attica Central School District School district $158,462
Auburn Enlarged City School District School district $1,681,656
Averill Park Central School District School district $0
Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District School district $49,448
Baldwinsville Central School District School district $2,400,551
Ballston Spa Central School District School district $10,255,473
Batavia City School District School district $1,384,258
Bath Central School District School district $534,048
Bay Shore Union Free School District School district $1,794,074
Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District School district $0
Beacon City School District School district $896,590
Beekmantown Central School District School district $1,079,323
Bethlehem Central School District School district $3,429,705
Binghamton City School District School district $1,389,811
Brasher Falls Central School District School district $122,462
Brentwood Union Free School District School district $0
Brewster Central School District School district $471,183
Brighton Central School District School district $487,648
Broadalbin-Perth Central School District School district $0
Brockport Central School District School district $238,582
Brocton Central School District School district $0
Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free School District School district $12,959
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District School district $146,723
Byron-Bergen Central School District School district $385,000
Cairo-Durham Central School District School district $792,819
Campbell-Savona Central School District School district $112,689
Canajoharie Central School District School district $69,739
Canandaigua City School District School district $1,155,099
Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District School district $608,667
Canton Central School District School district $124,551
Carmel Central School District School district $128,094
Carthage Central School District School district $304,604
Cassadaga Valley Central School District School district $0
Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District School district $0
Central Islip Union Free School District School district $12,133,672
Central Square Central School District School district $69,560
Chatham Central School District School district $20,614
Cheektowaga Central School District School district $295,000
Chenango Valley Central School District School district $268,816
Churchville-Chili Central School District School district $449,033
Clarence Central School District School district $161,000
Clarkstown Central School District School district $1,278,576
Cleveland Hill Union Free School District School district $0
Clyde-Savannah Central School District School district $139,513
Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District School district $1,041,769
Cohoes City School District School district $0
Commack Union Free School District School district $2,572,695
Connetquot Central School District School district $7,509,197
Copiague Union Free School District School district $3,441,491
Corinth Central School District School district $0
Corning City School District School district $2,419,000
Cortland Enlarged City School District School district $193,329
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District School district $2,276,135
Cuba-Rushford Central School District School district $0
Dansville Central School District School district $184,815
Deer Park Union Free School District School district $7,425,276
Depew Union Free School District School district $221,364
Dolgeville Central School District School district $11,166
Dover Union Free School District School district $761,325
Dryden Central School District School district $36,177
Dundee Central School District School district $254,808
Dunkirk City School District School district $5,001,857
East Aurora Union Free School District School district $0
East Greenbush Central School District School district $10,545,067
East Irondequoit Central School District School district $634,002
East Islip Union Free School District School district $1,735,180
East Meadow Union Free School District School district $0
East Ramapo Central School District School district $2,178,549
East Rochester Union Free School District School district $161,804
East Rockaway Union Free School District School district $1,417,547
East Syracuse Minoa Central School District School district $4,218,801
Eastport-South Manor Central School District School district $0
Ellenville Central School District School district $1,172,792
Elmira City School District School district $634,986
Elmira Heights Central School District School district $272,818
Elmont Union Free School District School district $1,474,937
Elwood Union Free School District School district $487,036
Evans-Brant Central School District School district $206,194
Fairport Central School District School district $1,321,438
Fallsburg Central School District School district $93,708
Farmingdale Union Free School District School district $9,991,816
Fillmore Central School District School district $0
Fonda-Fultonville Central School District School district $466,016
Fort Plain Central School District School district $0
Frontier Central School District School district $863,553
Fulton City School District School district $835,026
Garden City Union Free School District School district $8,165,107
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $4,523,216,238