Department Of Revenue
With the settlement of several major tax disputes, millions of dollars in protested taxes have been distributed throughout Yellowstone County in one-time payments.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue and Charter Communications reached a multimillion-dollar tax settlement late Wednesday night, with the company agreeing to drop its controversial proposed ballot initiative to cut its property taxes as part of the deal.
HELENA — Increased property values through reappraisal do not necessarily translate into higher property taxes, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas said.
HELENA — Montana officials said they plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their attempt to collect more hotel and car-rental taxes from online travel companies.
HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the confirmation of Mike Kadas as the new director of the state Revenue Department.
Montana farmers who sued the Department of Revenue over the agency’s handling of the last reappraisal say they want nothing to do with the state’s latest tax plan before the Legislature.
HELENA — An eerie red glow from an exit sign in the lower level hallway of the old National Guard Armory on a recent afternoon gave an air of mystery to the 70-year-old building, where state employees for the past decade have complained about a variety of maladies they think may be caused by…
HELENA — Ironically, the building that houses state employees who clean up contaminated sites and monitor air quality is undergoing testing to see whether it is contaminated from previous uses.
HELENA—Gov. Brian Schweitzer called University of Montana President Royce Engstrom last month to complain about study done by a law professor under contract for Cablevison/Bresnan that criticized how the state values the property of centrally assessed property. Engstrom, in turn, said that l…
In an Aug. 22 Billings Gazette article, Gov. Brian Schweitzer indicated centrally assessed companies were preparing to float legislation that would cut their property taxes in half. This is interesting since no bill on this subject has been brought forward or proposed to the Revenue and Tran…
When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.
COLUMBIA FALLS - The state Department of Revenue is seeking to revoke the liquor license of a northwestern Montana bar where a man drank heavily before causing a crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.
Property owners believing they’re overtaxed may not be doing everything possible to get their rates lowered, tax appeals officials said this week.
First the steel building along Alkali Creek was salvaged and then the office building at one of Montana’s most visible corners was smashed into rubble.
If Scott Turner's projections are correct, tax protests in Yellowstone County will approach $44 million by mid-2013.
HELENA -- Montana's tax revenue will take a $20 million hit the next two years because of an obscure change in federal tax law on business equipment depreciation, probably creating a budget hole for the 2011 Legislature to fill, state officials say.
HELENA — With all Democrats voting no, the House passed the bill to pay for the costs of the 2011 legislative session.
HELENA — Citing alcohol sales data, Gov. Brian Schweitzer has called state lawmakers some of "the biggest boozers," just as the legislature is preparing to arrive in Helena to start what already promised to be a tough session.
Taxes are complicated, and tax issues are often contentious. That's why it should be the solemn responsibility of every tax official to fulfill their duties with the utmost professionalism, impartiality and respect for taxpayers.
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