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Pennsylvania 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2019 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$600,529,991

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
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $161,929,991

Local government reporting rate

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 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.