Public records request reveals county dropped the ball in monitoring PILOT agreements

Ten years ago, two Japanese companies agreed to bring jobs and investment to Washington County if the county gave them 10 years worth of tax breaks on their property, buildings Continue Reading

New accounting standard to require governments to disclose cost of tax breaks

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board approved a new rule on Monday that requires governments to include in financial statements the value of tax abatements given to companies to spur economic development starting next Continue Reading