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Virginia 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs

Total Revenue Lost: 
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State-level programs

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Program Namesort icon Program Type Revenue Loss
Data Center Sales Tax Exemption Economic development $65,200,000
Motion Picture Tax Credit Job Creation $6,600,000
Tax Revenue from Tourism Projects Economic development $100,550
Virginia Enterprise Zones Economic development $164,823

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 Losssort icon
Wise County County $0
Bland County County $0
James City County County $20,622
Carroll County County $28,525
Franklin City Municipality $31,809
Abington Municipality $36,000
Washington County County $70,059
Danville Municipality $84,103
Buckingham County County $150,000
Henrico County County $159,455
Staunton Municipality $164,897
Goochland County County $174,675
Wytheville Municipality $212,191
Spotsylvania County County $224,516
York County County $233,547
Amherst Municipality $245,494
Pittsylvania County County $252,919
Bristol Municipality $293,430
Waynesboro Municipality $312,669
Charlottesville Municipality $342,936
Frederickburg Municipality $347,474
Falls Church Municipality $364,036
Salem Municipality $417,557
Southhampton Municipality $670,334
Virginia Beach Municipality $823,017
Orange County County $934,000
Fauqier County County $995,998
Augusta County County $1,016,666
Giles County County $1,344,174
Rockingham County County $1,412,058
Chesterfield County County $1,480,152
Roanoke County County $1,482,489
Newport News Municipality $1,483,643
Roanoke Municipality $2,146,639
Suffolk Municipality $4,378,525
Norfolk Municipality $4,585,968
Arlington Municipality $5,998,016
Alexandria Municipality $10,150,200
Chesapeake Municipality $10,737,965
Mecklenburg County County $21,845,132