PILOT Programs Undermined by Lack of Funding and Tax Rulings, Report Finds

A recent report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump pointed out that the Commonwealth’s payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for state-owned lands (SOL) is underfunded and disproportionately disadvantages smaller, rural communities in favor of larger, wealthier communities. Additionally, the report finds that state laws governing taxes paid to cities and towns by solar power generators are outdated, confusing for both municipalities and the solar operators, and may slow the adoption of solar technologies.

Read the press release here.

Read the report: The Impact of the State Owned Land PILOT and Solar Taxation Policies on Municipalities