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Virginia 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Data Center Sales Tax Exemption||Economic development||$65,200,000|
|Motion Picture Tax Credit||Job Creation||$6,600,000|
|Virginia Enterprise Zones||Economic development||$164,823|
|Tax Revenue from Tourism Projects||Economic development||$100,550|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$72,065,373|
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 Virginia, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:
Cities/counties: 55 out of 241 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.
School districts: 0 out of 20 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 VA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in VA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.
Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Virginia's public schools are component units of cities and counties; most do not have separate financial reporting.
The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.
|Reporting Jurisdiction||Jurisdiction Type||Gross Revenue Loss|
|James City County||County||$20,622|
|TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL||$75,651,890|