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Pennsylvania 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$644,199,040
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Education Tax Credit Education $116,800,000
Film Production Tax Credit Economic development $60,000,000
Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Economic development $21,100,000
Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) Economic development $78,000,000
Neighborhood Assistance Program Charitable Institution Support $18,000,000
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Education $32,600,000
Resource Enhancement & Protection Tax Credit (REAP) Conservation Practices $5,400,000
Tax Credits for New Jobs Job Creation $10,100,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $342,000,000

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 Pennsylvania, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 33 out of 94 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 94 out of 473 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 PA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in PA 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
Allentown Municipality $2,875,000
Erie Municipality $2,248,230
Philadelphia Municipality $161,886,390
Pittsburgh Municipality $14,217,465
Reading Municipality $468,000
Allentown School District School district $720,000
Big Spring School District School district $271,023
Blairsville-Saltsburg Area School District School district $0
Bradford Area School District School district $272,000
Butler Area School District School district $42,241
Carbondale Area School District School district $199,487
Carlisle Area School District School district $26,992
Chambersburg Area School District School district $128,419
Columbia Burough School District School district $5,545
Crestwood School District School district $615,000
Dallastown Area School District School district $83,544
Eastern York School District School district $1,784,114
Easton Area School District School district $1,316,668
Elizabethtown Area School District School district $704,000
Fort Leboeuf School District School district $931,184
General McLane School District School district $274,395
Girard School District School district $27,469
Greencastle-Antrim School District School district $753,380
Hamburg Area School District School district $595,736
Hanover Public School District School district $17,313
Iroquois School District School district $1,963
Jersey Shore Area School District School district $696,000
Kane Area School District School district $29,626
Keystone Central School District School district $3,522,596
Lebanon School District School district $40,665
Mahanoy Area School District School district $50,771
Mechanicsburg Area School District School district $42,701
Millcreek Township School District School district $22,309
Muncy School District School district $84,171
North East School District School district $53,000
Northeastern School District School district $4,110,597
Northern Lebanon School District School district $0
Northern York County School District School district $2,103,855
Pequea Valley School District School district $144,000
Philadelphia Public Schools School district $61,900,000
Pittsburgh Public Schools School district $22,461,750
Pittston Area School District School district $2,446,679
Port Allegany School District School district $5,479
Red Lion Area School District School district $4,994,790
Schuylkill Valley School District School district $158,581
Seneca Valley School District School district $1,935,569
Shippensburg Area School District School district $1,010,685
Souderton Area School District School district $93,351
South Eastern School District School district $1,798
South Western School District School district $40,982
South Williamsport Area School District School district $49,000
Southern York County School District School district $2,371,255
Spring Grove Area School District School district $434,064
St. Marys Area School District School district $75,195
Tulpehocken Area School District School district $1,703,461
Valley View School District School district $560,533
Wellsboro Area School District School district $24,047
Western Wayne School District School district $7,311
Wilkinsburg Borough School District School district $24,462
Williamsport Area School District School district $439,505
Wyoming Area School District School district $13,028
Wyomissing Area School District School district $44,752
York Suburban School District School district $36,914
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $302,199,040