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Liquor sales surge in December

Liquor sales surge in December

Here’s another twist on the Christmas spirit, or spirits.

December 07, 2014 6:15 amLoading…

Yellowstone County distributes protested taxes

With the settlement of several major tax disputes, millions of dollars in protested taxes have been distributed throughout Yellowstone County in one-time payments.

August 05, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Montana Revenue Department, Charter reach tax settlement

Montana Revenue Department, Charter reach tax settlement

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.

June 19, 2014 3:40 pm Related Loading…

Officials: Higher values don’t necessarily mean higher taxes

HELENA — Increased property values through reappraisal do not necessarily translate into higher property taxes, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas said.

June 15, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

State to appeal tax dispute wtih online travel companies

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.

May 07, 2014 2:34 pmLoading…
Senate panel backs Kadas confirmation

Senate panel backs Kadas confirmation

HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the confirmation of Mike Kadas as the new director of the state Revenue Department.

March 13, 2013 8:04 pmLoading…
Farmers balk at tax changes

Farmers balk at tax changes

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.

February 05, 2013 9:30 pm Related Loading…
Health concerns surround old National Guard Armory in Helena

Health concerns surround old National Guard Armory in Helena

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…

October 21, 2012 9:00 amLoading…
Montana to investigate Armory building after employees report strange symptoms

Montana to investigate Armory building after employees report strange symptoms

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.

October 10, 2012 6:56 am Photos


Schweitzer upset over law professor’s tax study

Schweitzer upset over law professor’s tax study

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…

September 14, 2012 8:00 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: DOR fires up Montana property tax protests

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…

September 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.

August 27, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

State tries to revoke Montana bar's license after crash

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.

January 09, 2012 2:51 pmLoading…

Property owners still have time to appeal taxes

Property owners believing they’re overtaxed may not be doing everything possible to get their rates lowered, tax appeals officials said this week.

June 02, 2011 7:31 pmLoading…

Have you heard: Gainan family building something along Main Street

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.

April 24, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

School districts, local government worry about tax protests

If Scott Turner's projections are correct, tax protests in Yellowstone County will approach $44 million by mid-2013.

April 12, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

Federal tax-law change means a $20M hit to state budget next two years

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.

March 14, 2011 4:15 pmLoading…

House passes bill to pay for 2011 session costs

HELENA — With all Democrats voting no, the House passed the bill to pay for the costs of the 2011 legislative session.

January 12, 2011 7:15 pmLoading…

Montana's lawmakers living it up in Helena?

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.

December 24, 2010 2:21 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: State should promote travel, not sue online travel sites

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.

December 11, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

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