Jacksonville, FL

2016 Financial State of Jacksonville (Released 1/24/2018)

Jacksonville's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$7,600, and it received a "D" from TIA.
Jacksonville is a Sinkhole City without enough assets to cover its debt.
Decisions by elected officials have led to a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of city bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement accounts for all assets and liabilities, including pension and retiree healthcare debt.
Jacksonville only has $3.5 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $5.7 billion.
Because Jacksonville doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a $2.2 billion financial hole. To erase this shortfall, each Jacksonville taxpayer would have to send $7,600 to the city.
Thanks to an accounting rule implemented in the 2015 fiscal year, Jacksonville must report its pension debt on its balance sheet. However, the city still excluded $136.8 million of this debt because it prepared its 2016 financial statements with outdated pension data. Furthermore, $135 million of retiree healthcare liabilities were also obscured from the balance sheet. A new accounting standard will be implemented in the 2018 fiscal year that will require governments to report these liabilities.
The city's financial report was released 201 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.
 

Prior Years' TIA Data

2015 Financial State of Jacksonville

Other Resources

Jacksonville Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: City of Jacksonville Accounting Division

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