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Wisconsin 2016 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

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 Losssort icon
Madison Municipality $39,448,014
Kenosha Municipality $18,032,574
Oshkosh Municipality $4,134,288
Wauwatosa Municipality $3,958,298
Appleton Municipality $2,803,758
Milwaukee Municipality $2,580,000
Manitowoc Municipality $2,578,334
Wausau Municipality $2,239,465
Racine Municipality $2,217,402
Beaver Dam Municipality $1,579,350
LaCrosse Municipality $1,508,958
Fond du Lac Municipality $1,334,853
Edgerton Municipality $814,209
Sheboygan Municipality $741,972
Beloit Municipality $668,705
Viroqua Municipality $437,424
Stanley Municipality $262,109
Marinette Municipality $217,644
Green Bay Municipality $191,233
Cumberland Municipality $133,862
Ashland Municipality $72,708
Florence County County $19,266
Sauk County County $0
Wood County County $0
Brown County County $0
Waupaka County County $0
Walworth County County $0
Superior Municipality $0
Dodge County County $0
St. Croix County County $0
Sheboygan County County $0
Douglas County County $0
La Crosse County County $0
Rhinelander Municipality $0
Racine County County $0
Eau Claire Municipality $0
Pepin County County $0
Ozaukee County County $0
Milwaukee County County $0
Adams County County $0
Marathon County County $0
Janesville Municipality $0