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Rhode Island 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Historic Preservation Tax Credits||Historic preservation||$25,108,000|
|Job Development Act||Job creation/retention||$19,504,000|
|Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit||Business attraction/retention||$3,594,000|
|Motion Picture Production Tax Credits||Film, TV, and/or media||$1,796,000|
|Tax Credit for Contributions Tourism development Qualified Scholarship||Education||$1,257,000|
|Tax Increment Financing (TIF)||Economic development; Business attraction/retention||$624,000|
|Job Training Tax Credits||Job training||$253,000|
|Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credit||Job creation/retention||$96,000|
|Wavemaker Fellowship||Entrepreneurship; Economic development; Job creation/retention||$61,000|
|Employer's Apprenticeship Tax Credits||Job training||$5,000|
|Enterprise Zone (EZ)||Job creation/retention; Economic development||not reported|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$52,298,000|
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 Rhode Island, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:
Cities/counties: 18 out of 39 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.
School districts: 0 out of 4 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 RI. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in RI that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.
Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Rhode Island is a New England state: Local school districts do not produce financial audits (only the few regionalized ones do).
The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.