Forest Service Receipt-Sharing Payments: Proposals for Change

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In lieu of property taxes, the Forest Service generally shares 25% of receipts from the sale, lease, rental, or other use of the national forests to the states for use on roads and schools in the counties where the national forests are located. This report discusses concerns about the equity and stability of Forest Service receipt-sharing payments, especially with the decline in timber sales over the past decade, and about the incentives of the current system.

Creator(s): Gorte, Ross W.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 26, 2000
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Gorte, Ross W.

Natural Resource Economist and Policy Specialist

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 26, 2000
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In lieu of property taxes, the Forest Service generally shares 25% of receipts from the sale, lease, rental, or other use of the national forests to the states for use on roads and schools in the counties where the national forests are located. This report discusses concerns about the equity and stability of Forest Service receipt-sharing payments, especially with the decline in timber sales over the past decade, and about the incentives of the current system.

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6 Pages.

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