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Texas 2020 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Agricultral Machinery and Equipment Program||Agricultural development||$76,300,000|
|Agricultural Products Program||Agricultural development||$347,800,000|
|Certified Rehabilitation Certified Historic Structures Credit||Historic preservation||$27,098,000|
|Farm/Timber-Use Motor Vehicle||Agricultural development||$37,787,000|
|Research and Development Tax Credits||Research and development; Economic development||$329,467,000|
|Research and Development Tax Exemptions||Research and development; Economic development||$204,400,000|
|Texas Data Center Program Exemption||Technology (data center)||$86,264,000|
|Texas Enterprise Zone (EZ) Programs||Job creation/retention; Capital investment||$12,495,000|
|Timber Products Program||Agricultural development||$31,059,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$1,152,670,000|
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.