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Texas 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$1,184,559,923
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Agricul Machinery & Equip Tax Exemption (data not yet retrieved) $113,900,000
Agricul Products Not Covered by Blanket Exemptions (data not yet retrieved) $91,099,000
Certified Rehab of Cert Historic Structures (data not yet retrieved) $36,596,000
Chapter 313 Economic development $292,181
Chapter 313 Economic development $1,697,249
Chapter 313 Funding Reimbursements (data not yet retrieved) $120,788
Farm or Timber Use Motor Vehicle Exemption (data not yet retrieved) $33,795,000
Foundation School Program Economic development $715,963
Foundation School Program Economic development $227,498
Foundation School Program Economic development $31,108,743
Foundation School Program Economic development $161,561
Foundation School Program Economic development $454,564
Foundation School Program Economic development $1,405,302
Foundation School Program Economic development $1,100,106
Foundation School Program Economic development $2,236,082
Foundation School Program Economic development $655,956
Foundation School Program Economic development $4,369,933
Foundation School Program Economic development $574,664
Foundation School Program Economic development $1,235,686
Foundation School Program Economic development $338,975
Foundation School Program Economic development $567,081
Foundation School Program Economic development $728,000
Reimbursement of M&O taxes to North East ISD (data not yet retrieved) $292,181
Research & Dev Tax Credits (data not yet retrieved) $170,566,000
Research & Dev Tax Exemptions (data not yet retrieved) $149,100,000
Texas Data Center Program (data not yet retrieved) $78,379,000
Texas Enterprise Zones Refunds (data not yet retrieved) $10,393,000
Texas Enterprise Zones Refunds (data not yet retrieved) $55,139,000
Timber Products Tax Exemption (data not yet retrieved) $30,849,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $818,098,513

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 Texas, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 85 out of 150 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 186 out of 1002 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 TX. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in TX that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

Local government / school district financial audits are posted here.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Harris County County $235,231
Arlington Municipality $5,375,297
Austin Municipality $13,300,000
Carrollton Municipality $2,082,624
Corpus Christi Municipality $10,540,880
Dallas Municipality $22,246,000
El Paso Municipality $7,585,137
Fort Worth Municipality $20,868,000
Garland Municipality $2,679,246
Houston Municipality $135,101,581
Irving Municipality $10,715,500
Lubbock Municipality $6,149,585
Plano Municipality $3,954,637
San Antonio Municipality $8,926,216
Temple Municipality $2,695,393
Waco Municipality $43,485,068
Alpine Independent School District School district $103,100
Barbers Hill Independent School District School district $0
Borger Independent School District School district $0
Brazosport Independent School District School district $0
Calallen Independent School District School district $0
Comal Independent School District School district $567,326
Comanche Independent School District School district $0
Corrigan-Camden Independent School District School district $0
Deer Park Independent School District School district $468,982
Dimmitt Independent School District School district $0
Floydada Independent School District School district $2,023,433
Fort Stockton Independent School District School district $1,197,233
Goldthwaite Consolidated Independent School District School district $0
Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District School district $0
Graham Independent School District School district $0
Gregory-Portland Independent School District School district $2,783,320
Harris County Department of Education School district $0
Hereford Independent School District School district $0
Hillsboro Independent School District School district $0
Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District School district $0
Katy Independent School District School district $486,975
Kenedy Independent School District School district $0
Kermit Independent School District School district $0
Klein Independent School District School district $0
Lamesa Independent School District School district $0
Liberty Independent School District School district $0
Littlefield Independent School District School district $0
Lorenzo Independent School District School district $0
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District School district $0
Lyford Consolidated Independent School District School district $0
Manor Independent School District School district $7,788,012
North East Independent School District School district $96,959
Olney Independent School District School district $2,305,663
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District School district $0
Port Arthur Independent School District School district $44,452,984
Red Oak Independent School District School district $0
Roma Independent School District School district $0
Royal Independent School District School district $107,857
Seguin Independent School District School district $727,228
Sheldon Independent School District School district $1,842,023
Sinton Independent School District School district $0
Snyder Independent School District School district $0
Tulia Independent School District School district $0
Tuloso Independent School District School district $0
Woodville Independent School District School district $969,810
Yoakum Independent School District School district $4,600,110
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $366,461,410