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Wisconsin 2018 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Qualified New Business Venture||R&D||$9,800,000|
|Low Income Housing Tax Credit||Affordable housing||not reported|
|Historical Preservation Tax Credit||Historic preservation||$39,900,000|
|Historical Homeowners Tax Credit||Historic preservation||$1,200,000|
|Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit||Economic development (EZ)||$42,600,000|
|Development Opportunity Zone (OZ) Tax Credit||Economic development (OZ)||$300,000|
|Business Development Credit||Job creation/retention||$13,100,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$106,900,000|
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 Wisconsin, the estimated reporting rate is as follows:
Cities/counties: 16 out of 105 CAFRs or financial statements we examined provided information on tax abatement programs in accordance with GASB Statement No.77.
School districts: 1 out of 212 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 WI. You can also get a CSV file of the localities in WI that did not make any tax abatement disclosures in their annual financial reports.
Why is there little or no reporting from school districts?: Wisconsin's local governments rely on tax increment financing (TIF); some TIF diversions should be but are not currently covered by GASB 77.
The state does not post local financial audits in an online repository.
|Reporting Jurisdiction||Jurisdiction Type||Gross Revenue Loss|
|Bowler School District||School district||$0|
|Kaukauna School District||School district||$0|
|Luxemburg-Casco School District||School district||$0|
|Menominee Indian School District||School district||$0|
|Pulaski Community School District||School district||$0|
|Wabeno Area School District||School district||$0|
|Waupaca School District||School district||$0|
|TABULATED LOCALITY AND DISTRICT TOTAL||$4,106,000|