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Virginia 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$147,717,263
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

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 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 Typesort icon Gross Revenue Loss
Augusta County County $1,016,666
Bland County County $0
Buckingham County County $150,000
Carroll County County $28,525
Chesterfield County County $1,480,152
Fauqier County County $995,998
Giles County County $1,344,174
Goochland County County $174,675
Henrico County County $159,455
James City County County $20,622
Mecklenburg County County $21,845,132
Orange County County $934,000
Pittsylvania County County $252,919
Roanoke County County $1,482,489
Rockingham County County $1,412,058
Spotsylvania County County $224,516
Washington County County $70,059
Wise County County $0
York County County $233,547
Abington Municipality $36,000
Alexandria Municipality $10,150,200
Amherst Municipality $245,494
Arlington Municipality $5,998,016
Bristol Municipality $293,430
Charlottesville Municipality $342,936
Chesapeake Municipality $10,737,965
Danville Municipality $84,103
Falls Church Municipality $364,036
Franklin City Municipality $31,809
Frederickburg Municipality $347,474
Newport News Municipality $1,483,643
Norfolk Municipality $4,585,968
Roanoke Municipality $2,146,639
Salem Municipality $417,557
Southhampton Municipality $670,334
Staunton Municipality $164,897
Suffolk Municipality $4,378,525
Virginia Beach Municipality $823,017
Waynesboro Municipality $312,669
Wytheville Municipality $212,191
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $75,651,890