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Texas 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Population in 2019 : not available
Total Revenue Lost: 
$1,443,095,664

Concerned about the lack of disclosure? We have created institutional schematics for the implementation of GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures in the 50 states and DC: Learn who's in charge of compliance in our ROADMAP PROJECT. 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.

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State-level programs

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Tabulated localities and districts

Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
Austin Municipality $9,300,000
Dallas Municipality $54,838,000
Fort Worth Municipality $28,547,901
Houston Municipality $800,763
San Antonio Municipality $7,946,000
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $101,432,664

Local government reporting rate

We estimated the reporting rate among local governments for each state using 2018 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: 88 out of 552 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.