TIA Data

2019 Financial State of Tennessee (Released 9/22/2020)

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Tennessee owns more than it owes.
Tennessee's Taxpayer Surplus™ is $3,400, and it received a "B" from TIA.
Tennessee is a Sunshine State with enough assets to cover its debt.
Elected officials have created a Taxpayer Surplus™, which is each taxpayer's share of money available after state bills have been paid.
TIA's Taxpayer Surplus™ measurement incorporates both assets and liabilities, not just pension debt.
Tennessee has $21.4 billion of assets available to pay the state's bills totaling $14.3 billion.
Tennessee has $7.1 billion available after bills have been paid, which breaks down to $3,400 per taxpayer.
Tennessee's reported net position is overstated by $1.1 billion, largely because the state delays recognizing losses incurred when the net pension liability increases.
The state's financial report was released 172 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2018 Financial State of Tennessee

2017 Financial State of Tennessee

2016 Financial State of Tennessee

2015 Financial State of Tennessee

2014 Financial State of Tennessee

2013 Financial State of Tennessee

2012 Financial State of Tennessee

2011 Financial State of Tennessee

2010 Financial State of Tennessee

2009 Financial State of Tennessee

City and Other Municipal Reports

Financial State of Memphis

Financial State of Nashville

Other Resources

Tennessee Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

The Music City meltdown

APRIL 29, 2021 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | by Steven Malanga

Op-ed by Steven Malanga, includes “… City leaders have used deficit financing to balance Nashville’s books and spent much of the city’s reserve funds. The Tennessee comptroller has threatened a state takeover, and even the Biden administration’s lavish stimulus isn’t enough to plug Nashville’s budget hole. Amid all this, angry local groups are trying to spur a special election to roll back a gigantic property tax increase.”