TIF Tips: Dos and Don'ts of Tax Increment Financing

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze innovative tax diversion policy and planning methodology.
  • Identify the best practices and common pitfalls of utilizing tax increment financing for major development projects.
  • Administer tax increment financing programs in a way that advances quality planning and APA best practices.

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Tax increment financing (TIF) is a powerful tool for advancing major development projects, but its complexity can be daunting. This course covers best practices in TIF planning and policy from vision to implementation, utilizing case studies from Pittsburgh, PA. TIF is an often-underutilized tool for advancing equity.

When utilized with a focus on inclusion, TIF can promote inclusive community planning by creating funds for implementation. With proper policy guidance, TIF projects can make the outcomes in neighborhood plans a reality for all.