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Pennsylvania 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2019 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$652,475,608

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? We have created institutional schematics for the implementation of GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures in the 50 states and DC: Learn who's in charge of compliance in our ROADMAP PROJECT. 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.

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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit Conservation $9,800,000
Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (EOSTC) Education $32,600,000
Educational Tax Credit (formerly Education Improvement Tax Credit) Education $150,900,000
Film Production Tax Credit Film production $60,900,000
Keystone Innovation Zone Program (KIZ) Entrepreneurship $15,300,000
Keystone Opportunity Zone Program (KOZ) Economic development (OZ) $95,100,000
Neighborhood Assistance Programs Community development $18,000,000
Neighborhood Improvement Zone Program (NIZ) Economic development (TIF) $40,500,000
Resource Enhancement and Protection Tax Cedit (REAP) Agricultural development $5,400,000
Tax Credit for New Jobs (formerly Job Creation Tax Credit) Job creation $10,100,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $438,600,000

Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Philadelphia Municipality $145,139,118
Pittsburgh Municipality $16,790,873
Allentown School District School district $900,000
Bradford Area School District School district $261,000
Burrell School District School district $56,855
Carbondale Area School District School district $214,928
Carlisle Area School District School district $24,334
Central Fulton School District School district $0
Central York School District School district $643,473
Chambersburg Area School District School district $187,202
Chichester School District School district $0
Cocalico School District School district $0
Conneaut School District School district $0
Cornwall Lebanon School District School district $3,228,095
Crestwood School District School district $665,000
Dallastown Area School District School district $277,899
East Lycoming School District School district $533,000
Eastern York School District School district $1,936,067
Easton Area School District School district $1,633,129
Elizabethtown Area School District School district $464,000
Fairfield Area School District School district $1,272,424
Fairview School District School district $256,331
Fort Leboeuf School District School district $940,854
General Mclane School District School district $118,945
Girard School District School district $29,480
Greater Johnstown School District School district $0
Greater Nanticoke Area School District School district $0
Greencastle-Antrim School District School district $8,464,100
Greenville Area School District School district $537,854
Hamburg Area School District School district $590,920
Iroquois School District School district $346
Jersey Shore Area School District School district $756,000
Juniata County School District School district $932
Kane Area School District School district $30,036
Keystone Central School District School district $3,660,456
Lake Lehman School District School district $0
Lebanon School District School district $20,112
Mahanoy Area School District School district $52,458
Millcreek Township School District School district $8,752
Millville Area School District School district $285,000
Milton Area School District School district $615,000
Minersville Area School District School district $476,816
Montgomery Area School District School district $319,000
North East School District School district $123,000
North Hills School District School district $447,211
Northeastern School District School district $4,221,178
Northern Lebanon School District School district $0
Northern York County School District School district $2,204,294
Northwestern School District School district $3,883
Penns Manor Area School District School district $257,100
Pequea Valley School District School district $138,000
Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District School district $7,150
Pittston Area School District School district $0
Port Allegany School District School district $0
Punxsutawney Area School District School district $60,881
Red Lion Area School District School district $5,039,321
Schuylkill Valley School District School district $141,888
Seneca Valley School District School district $1,982,778
Sharpsville Area School District School district $451,173
Shippensburg Area School District School district $830,390
Souderton Area School District School district $48,034
South Eastern School District School district $592,799
South Western School District School district $33,532
South Williamsport Area School District School district $58,000
Southern Huntingdon County School District School district $0
Southern York County School District School district $2,452,742
Spring Grove Area School District School district $152,032
St. Marys Area School District School district $68,753
Troy Area School District School district $0
Tulpehocken Area School District School district $1,112,970
Upper Adams School District School district $0
Upper Darby School District School district $0
Valley View School District School district $811,008
Waynesboro Area School District School district $19,856
Wellsboro Area School District School district $0
Western Wayne School District School district $7,366
Wilkes Barre Area School District School district $647,962
Wilkinsburg Borough School District School district $50,175
Williamsport Area School District School district $428,021
Wilson Area School District School district $0
Wyalusing Area School District School district $0
Wyomissing Area School District School district $44,752
York Suburban School District School district $48,570
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $213,875,608

Local government reporting rate

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: 73 out of 446 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.