PILT http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en PILT Funding Restored as Part of Farm Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pilt-funding-restored-part-farm-bill <p>The Farm Bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday included a one-year extension of payments in lieu of taxes, or PILT.</p><p></p><p>PILT is money received by counties with federal public land. &nbsp;The Federal government does not pay property taxes and PILT funds are used to make up for that lack of revenue. The Wyoming County Commissioners Association says the extension is good news for Wyoming.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:09:57 +0000 Erin Jones 53385 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org PILT Funding Restored as Part of Farm Bill WY's Congressional lawmakers urge feds to fund Payments in Lieu of Taxes program http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wys-congressional-lawmakers-urge-feds-fund-payments-lieu-taxes-program <p>In a letter signed by 16 senators and himself, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi has asked the federal Committee on Appropriations to continue funding the Payments in Lieu of Taxes – or PILT - program. The program contributes money to counties with federal lands within their borders. The payments help make up for what counties lose by not being able to collect taxes on those lands.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:58:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51737 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY's Congressional lawmakers urge feds to fund Payments in Lieu of Taxes program