OPPD Payments To Counties

OPPD payment exceed $27 million. The Omaha Public Power District is distributing the in-lieu-of-tax payments to 11 counties in the utility’s service territory. Overall the payments surpassed last year’s amount of $26.8 million but the Cass County amount was less.

The Cassgram reports Cass County is getting a check for $222,861. Last year, the check to Cass County was for $223,611.

The in-lieu-of-tax payments are based on OPPD’s gross revenues from retail sales of electricity within incorporated cities and villages during the previous year. The payments take the place of property taxes as well as some other taxes. In addition to the in-lieu-of-tax payments, the district pays general sales taxes, gasoline taxes, wheel taxes, motor vehicle license fees and permit fees like any other business.

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