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Washington 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$387,945,677
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State-level programs

Click on the name of a program for more details.

Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Aerospace Incentives Technology (aerospace) $234,578,000
Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Sales and Use Tax Exemption Technology (DC) $29,112,000
High Unemployment County Sales and Use Tax Deferral for Manufacturing Facilities Capital investment $7,249,000
High-Technology Sales and Use Tax Deferral Job creation/retention $60,833,000
Multi-Unit Urban Housing Property Tax Exemption Affordable housing $11,351,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $343,123,000

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 Washington, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:

Cities/counties: 21 out of 88 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.

School districts: 33 out of 187 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 WA. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in WA that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.

The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.

Reporting Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Type Gross Revenue Loss
King County County $11,672,000
Pierce County County $479,696
Snohomish County County $550,339
Seattle Municipality $22,403,000
Spokane Municipality $2,692,442
Arlington School District School district $149,164
Blaine School District School district $27,357
Cape Flattery School District School district $0
Clover Park School District School district $461,775
Edmonds School District School district $167,268
Fife School District School district $167,268
Granite Falls School District School district $41,782
Marysville School District School district $1,964,387
Meridian School District School district $141,729
Mount Baker School District School district $7,838
Mukilteo School District School district $23,787
Northshore School District School district $13,445
Port Angeles School District School district $4,850
Port Townsend School District School district $0
Ridgefield School District School district $0
Seattle Public Schools School district $0
Spokane School District School district $799,393
Stanwood-Camano School District School district $820,300
Sultan School District School district $146
Tacoma School District School district $2,213,978
Tumwater School District School district $0
University Place School District School district $19,624
White Salmon Valley School District School district $1,109
Yakima School District School district $0
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $44,822,677