Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore owes more than it owns.
Baltimore's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$13,200, and it received a "D" from TIA.
Baltimore is a Sinkhole City without enough assets to cover its debt.
Decisions by elected officials have created a Taxpayer Burden™, which is each taxpayer's share of city bills after its available assets have been tapped.
TIA's Taxpayer Burden™ measurement incorporates all assets and liabilities, including retirement obligations.
Baltimore only has $3.4 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $6.2 billion.
Because Baltimore doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a -$2.8 billion financial hole. To erase this shortfall, each Baltimore taxpayer would have to send -$13,200 to the city.
Baltimore's reported net position is inflated by $344.5 million, largely because the city defers recognizing losses incurred when retirement liabilities increase.
The city's financial report was released 211 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2020 Financial State of Baltimore

2019 Financial State of Baltimore

2018 Financial State of Baltimore

2017 Financial State of Baltimore

2016 Financial State of Baltimore

2015 Financial State of Baltimore

Other Resources

Baltimore Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Baltimore City Department of Finance

Financial State of the Cities 2023

FEBRUARY 7, 2023

This year's report highlights the volatility and risk surrounding pension plan assets and corresponding pension liabilities.