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Pennsylvania 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit Program||Power generation||$17,100,000|
|Educational Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit||Education||$32,600,000|
|Educational Tax Credit||Education||$174,800,000|
|Film Production Tax Credit||Film, TV, and/or media||$63,000,000|
|Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)||Incubation||$15,100,000|
|Keystone Opportunity Zone Program (KOZ)||Economic development||$84,300,000|
|Neighborhood Assistance Programs||Community development||$18,000,000|
|Neighborhood Improvement Zone Program (NIZ)||Economic development||$61,200,000|
|Resource Enhancement and Protection Tax Credit (REAP)||Agricultural development||$5,600,000|
|Tax Credit for New Jobs||Job creation/retention||$3,000,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$474,700,000|
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.