Payments in Lieu of Taxes

To compensate local taxing units (usually County governments) for the loss of taxes from Federally-owned and acquired lands.

Payment amounts are determined by several codified formulas (U.S.C.

6901-6907) and is designed to supplement other Federal land revenue sharing payments that local
units may be receiving.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.