That's the organization that sets accounting and financial reporting standards for U.S. states and localities.
Under GASB's "tax abatement disclosures" rule released in mid-August, state and local governments will have to disclose how much revenue they lose as part of income, property and sales tax breaks, including those designed for economic development purposes.
GASB said its new rule, the first of its kind, will make it easier to determine the impacts of tax abatement programs on a government's fiscal condition and ability to raise revenue.
"This new guidance will result in people who use governmental financial statements having access to essential information about the tax abatements governments enter into," said GASB Chair David Vaudt. "Not only will this mean that they'll have access to information that will allow them to better assess a government's financial health, but it will also make the impact of these agreements much more apparent."
State Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) joined Roseland community leaders, hospital workers and clergy Thursday morning to speak out against cuts to vital services and in favor of "fair-share" revenue solutions.