States Make Progress Evaluating Tax Incentives

States Make Progress Evaluating Tax Incentives

This page is no longer being updated. As of June 15, 2017, newer tax incentive evaluation fact sheets are available here.

Economic development tax incentives play a central role in states’ efforts to create jobs and strengthen their economies. To ensure that these programs are achieving their goals, many states have approved laws requiring regular, rigorous, independent evaluations of tax incentives. The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked with states across the country to design and implement these laws. With improved information, policymakers can shape policies that obtain better results for states’ budgets, businesses, and workers.

To learn more about evaluation laws enacted since the beginning of 2012, click on the links below.

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Issue Brief

Tax Incentive Programs: Evaluate Today, Improve Tomorrow

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This report advises states on how to design and implement tax incentive evaluation laws, so that these programs are studied regularly and rigorously and so that lawmakers can use the findings to improve economic development policy.