Report: Nassau, Suffolk IDAs get high marks for transparency

March 8, 2017

“Good Jobs First, which has been critical of tax breaks for businesses, looked at development programs in the nation’s 50 largest cities and counties. The examination was limited to tax incentives awarded by local governments and whether and how they were disclosed on the internet.

The group found that more than half of the development programs studied do not disclose the names of companies receiving property tax abatements and other incentives, including initiatives in Boston, Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

“Counties in New York State rank high due to the state’s strong level of disclosure of local data,” said the report’s author, Kasia Tarczynska.”