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Texas 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Agricultural and Timber Programs: Agircultural Products Not Covered by Blanket Exemptions||Agricultural development||$576,900,000|
|Agricultural and Timber Programs: Agricultural Machinery and Equipment||Agricultural development||$122,000,000|
|Agricultural and Timber Programs: Farm/Timber Use-Motor Vehicle||Agricultural development||$43,171,000|
|Agricultural and Timber Programs: Timber Products||Agricultural development||$29,700,000|
|Certified Rehabilitation of Certified Historic Structures||Historic preservation||$72,193,000|
|Research and Development Tax Credit Program (Credits)||R&D||$210,192,000|
|Research and Development Tax Credit Program (Exemptions)||R&D||$158,000,000|
|Texas Data Center Program Exemption||Technology (DC)||$70,926,000|
|Texas Enterprise Zone (EZ) Programs||Economic development (EZ)||$58,581,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$1,341,663,000|
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 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.