Nashville, TN

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Nashville owes more than it owns.
Nashville's Taxpayer Burden™ is -$11,300, and it received a "D" from TIA.
Nashville 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.
Nashville only has $5 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $7.3 billion.
Because Nashville doesn't have enough money to pay its bills, it has a -$2.3 billion financial hole. To erase this shortfall, each Nashville taxpayer would have to send -$11,300 to the city.
Nashville's reported net position is understated by $691.1 million, largely because the city defers recognizing gains resulting from decreases in retirement liabilities.
The city's financial report was released 123 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2020 Financial State of Nashville

2019 Financial State of Nashville

2018 Financial State of Nashville

2017 Financial State of Nashville

2016 Financial State of Nashville

2015 Financial State of Nashville

Other Resources

Nashville Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Office of Finance

Report: Nashville among bottom 10 large cities for its financial health

FEBRUARY 2, 2022 | THE CENTER SQUARE | by Jon Styf

Includes: "Nashville ranked 68th out of the 75 largest cities in the U.S. in total debt per taxpayer, according to Truth in Accounting’s new Financial State of the Cities report. ... Nashville taxpayers have a burden of $19,800 per taxpayer, and Memphis had a burden of $4,800 per taxpayer.