What Do Local Governments Receive from Oil and Gas Production Taxes?

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Compare the effectiveness of states’ oil and natural gas tax policies to see which states ensure that tax revenue is available in the right amount, time, and location to manage drilling-related increases in the local demand for services. See which states invest in long-term infrastructure and economic diversification. Related Research »

Why does the time period change from 10 to 12 years? In the examples above, well production is shown over a ten-year period, and tax revenues are shown over a twelve-year period. The difference accounts for the time lag between when production occurs, and when states receive tax revenue for that specific production period. In some states, property taxes are paid based on production that occurred up to two years earlier.

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