NACo is releasing a
new publication on the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. The
presentation was developed in an effort continue educating policymakers, county
officials and the public about the unique nature of PILT, its history,
and why PILT funding matters to over 1,850 counties in 49 states. PILT 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.
Congress has not yet allocated the $410 million in mandatory PILT funding for FY2014, which has caused much concern for counties that have
already begun the budget process for next year. Without congressional action,
counties will be forced to implement budget contingency plans – making cuts to
critical local government services. County officials should contact their
congressional delegations to explain in detail how the elimination of PILT
dollars will disrupt county operations and request swift passage of legislation
to extend mandatory PILT funding for FY2014 and beyond.
Click here to view the presentation.