Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

Source: County News, Vol. 45 No. 22, November 4, 2013

NACo has released a new online publication on the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The highly visual presentation uses text, charts, images and info-graphics to aid in the continuing effort to educate policymakers, county officials and the public about the unique nature of the program, its history and why PILT funding matters to more than 1,850 counties in 49 states.

The PILT program provides payments to counties and other local governments to offset losses in tax revenues due to the presence of tax-exempt federal land in their jurisdictions.