Federal Land Payments to Counties

Monday, November 1, 1999

To compensate state and local governments for the tax-exempt status of federal lands, each year the federal government pays millions of dollars to 42 states and 714 counties that contain national forests. Most of the payments are made through two different but interrelated programs – 25% revenue sharing and payments in lieu of taxes (PILT). These fact sheets explore the programs.

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