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Washington 2019 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs


Total Revenue Lost: 
$372,423,868
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State-level programs

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Program Name Program Type Revenue Loss
Aerospace Incentives Technology (Aerospace) $244,615,000
Data Center Server Equipment and Power Infrastructure Sales and Use Tax Exemption Data centers $49,283,000
High-Technology Sales and Use Tax Deferral Job creation $45,732,000
Multi-Unit Urban Housing Property Tax Exemption Affordable housing $23,956,000
TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL $363,586,000

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
Arlington School District School district $137,590
Auburn School District School district $166,847
Bellingham School District School district $719,273
Blaine School District School district $16,147
Chimacum School District School district $0
Clover Park School District School district $458,682
Conway School District School district $0
Darrington School District School district $16,979
Edmonds School District School district $149,043
Everett School District School district $1,446,828
Federal Way School District School district $0
Granite Falls School District School district $41,782
Lake Stevens School District School district $61,528
Lake Washington School District School district $0
Lakewood School District School district $22,886
Marysville School District School district $1,506,002
Meridian School District School district $51,876
Mount Baker School District School district $44,665
Mukilteo School District School district $194,450
Nooksack Valley School District School district $44,921
Northshore School District School district $0
Port Angeles School District School district $34,116
Port Townsend School District School district $0
Ridgefield School District School district $0
Seattle Public Schools School district $782,172
Spokane School District School district $836,543
Stanwood-Camano School District School district $49,185
Sultan School District School district $13,823
Tacoma School District School district $2,042,530
Tumwater School District School district $0
West Valley School District (Yakima) School district $0
Yakima School District School district $0
TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL $8,837,868