Wisconsin 2017 Revenue Lost to Tax Abatement Programs
Click on the name of a program for more details.
|Program Name||Program Type||Revenue Loss|
|Business Development Credit||Economic development||$26,600,000|
|Development Opportunity Zone Tax Credit||Economic development||$200,000|
|Enterprise Zone Tax Credits||Economic development||$8,800,000|
|Qualified New Business Venture||Economic development||$12,800,000|
|Historic Homeowners Tax Credit||Historic Preservation||$1,200,000|
|Historical Preservation Tax Credit||Historic Preservation||$28,600,000|
|TABULATED STATE-LEVEL TOTAL||$78,200,000|
Tabulated localities and districts
Click on the name of jurisdiction for a list of tax abatement programs that reduced its tax revenue.
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.