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Tennessee 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$226,649,452
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Community Investment Program Economic development $10,441,000
HQ & Other Qualified Facilities Program Economic development $4,558,000
Industrial Machinery Program Economic development $45,065,000
Job Creation Program Job Creation $85,488,000
Warehouse/Distribution Ctr/Data Ctr Program Economic development not reported
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $145,552,000

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 Tennessee, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 17 out of 138 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 0 out of 139 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 TN. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in TN that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Tennessee's school districts are component units of cities, though they do produce their own financial reports.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Hamilton County County $6,354,254
Knox County County $4,116,975
Shelby County County $42,461,936
Chattanooga Municipality $9,431,047
Knoxville Municipality $4,078,340
Memphis Municipality $9,731,000
Nashville and Davidson County Municipality $4,923,900
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $81,097,452