This paper is a critical look at TIFs in Oklahoma. It points out that TIFs burden businesses not located in TIFs. All taxpayers statewide are burdened when TIFs access school property taxes. Recommendations for reform include greater transparency, stricter limits on use of TIF funds, and greater state oversight.
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Tax Increment Finance and Suggestions for Reform
Author: Byron Schlomach
Abstract: An encore reposting of the research from the 1889 Institute.