Issue Brief 14-24
July 16, 2014

On June 17, 2014, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced $437 million in payments to counties under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014. These payments compensate local governments, usually counties, for property tax revenue that would otherwise be collected on non-taxable land owned by the federal government. This year’s PILT allocation represents an 8.7% increase over total payments made in FY 2013. This Issue Brief provides background on the PILT program and details on the FY 2014 payments.