2023 An Introduction to TIF Training

This webinar was held Tuesday, July 18, 2023

This introduction to Tax Increment Finance (TIF) is appropriate for a broad audience of professionals who interact with TIF including, but not limited to, city/municipality staff, county staff, consultants, and economic development professionals. This session gives a broad overview of TIF and introduces key concepts. Some of the topics it explores include: what TIF is, the types of districts, how value is captured, the "but-for" test, the impact on jurisdictions, and the history of TIF. This training is perfect for newcomers to the TIF concept, or those who are looking for a refresher.


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0:01:27 - What is TIF?

0:08:47 - Types of TIF Districts

0:18:43 - TIF Financing

0:20:55 - How Value is Captured

0:31:36 - The TIF Concept/The "But-For" Test

0:35:44 - Impact on Jurisdictions

0:40:21 - Qualifying Costs

0:41:47 - Right-Sizing TIF/Early Decertification

0:48:27 - History of TIF

0:53:41 - The TIF Commitment

0:54:40 - Final Thoughts/ Resources


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