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Income Tax

Simplifying taxes fastest way to grow our economy

NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.

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Guest opinion: How to make tax day fun for the 99%

WASHINGTON — Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure.

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Tax Foundation: Montana ranks 7th best in tax climate

Montana has the seventh-best tax climate for businesses in the 50 states, according to the 2014 ratings released recently by the Tax Foundation.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Billings tax cheater gets year in prison

Rejecting recommendations for probation, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a farm feed supplement salesman from Billings to a year in prison for income tax fraud.

May 29, 2013 2:49 pmLoading…
Montana Senate backs one-time income tax reduction

Montana Senate backs one-time income tax reduction

HELENA — The Montana Senate backed a one-time income tax cut of $47 million Thursday as lawmakers continue to hash out competing budget priorities that threaten to chew up a projected surplus.

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Major tax bills listed

HELENA — Here are some major tax bills before the 2013 Legislature, their financial impact to the state general fund over the next two years and their status:

March 16, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
House bill aims to simplify income taxes, trim tax credits

House bill aims to simplify income taxes, trim tax credits

HELENA — A Republican House member is proposing to simplify Montana’s individual income taxes and flatten the tax structure by switching to a single rate and eliminating most tax credits.

March 14, 2013 7:18 pm Related Loading…
Bill seeks tax hike for wealthy, cut for others

Bill seeks tax hike for wealthy, cut for others

HELENA — Swimming against the tide of a tax-cutting, Republican-controlled Legislature, a Democratic senator wants to raise state income taxes on Montana’s highest-income earners.

March 13, 2013 1:59 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Make Montana's income taxes simpler, but fair to all

Gazette opinion: Make Montana's income taxes simpler, but fair to all

Montanans toiling on their 2012 tax returns should know that state lawmakers are considering bills that could vastly change the tax forms and state income tax structure in tax year 2014.

March 08, 2013 12:30 am Related Loading…
Lawmaker wants to simplify state income taxes

Lawmaker wants to simplify state income taxes

HELENA — A Great Falls legislator said Tuesday that he wants to simplify Montana’s individual income taxes and make it so married couples who filed their taxes jointly aren't penalized.

February 19, 2013 7:32 pm Related Loading…
Study shows Montana tax system rankings

Study shows Montana tax system rankings

HELENA — Montana’s tax system, which raises more than $1.87 billion a year in general-fund revenue, is fairly volatile, balanced, progressive but at times difficult for taxpayers to complete their returns and for the Revenue Department to administer.

January 09, 2013 7:17 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Campaign distorted tax impact on small businesses

I own a restaurant franchise here in Billings, so that makes me one of those small business owners Mitt Romney was referring to during the heat of the presidential campaign when he suggested that ending the Bush tax cuts for household income above $250,000 a year will hurt small business job…

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Billings man gets prison for income-tax scam

Billings man gets prison for income-tax scam

A two-time income tax scammer vowed to a federal judge Wednesday that he wasn’t the same person who filed tax returns using the names of dead people.

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Billings man admits to income-tax scam

Billings man admits to income-tax scam

A Billings man admitted Wednesday to receiving $86,000 in federal income tax refunds by filing returns using the names of dead people in addition to filing his own false return.

March 07, 2012 3:17 pmLoading…
9 gubernatorial hopefuls make case to Montana Economic Developers Association

9 gubernatorial hopefuls make case to Montana Economic Developers Association

HELENA — Nine candidates for governor spoke at the Montana Economic Developers Association conference in Helena on Tuesday and Wednesday.

February 29, 2012 7:05 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Nonpartisan principles should guide federal tax reform

Ideas for improving the federal tax system are launched almost daily. Though promoted as simplifying and rationalizing our extremely complex tax code, almost all lack critical details. But with tax cuts expiring and automatic spending cuts looming, taxation will return to the center of debat…

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Box Elder senator says tax dispute being resolved

Box Elder senator says tax dispute being resolved

HAVRE - A state senator from Box Elder says he is resolving federal tax liens filed against him for failure to pay income tax.

September 02, 2011 8:55 amLoading…

Sidney man admits filing false tax statement

Sidney resident William Barry Van Hook admitted he filed a false income tax return by failing to report more than $400,000 in income for a year.

April 20, 2011 11:45 amLoading…
MoveOn holds Tax Day event in Billings

MoveOn holds Tax Day event in Billings

Members of the Magic City MoveOn Council hold a' Tax Day, Make Them Pay' gathering at 10th Street and 27th Avenue in Billings on April 18, 2011.

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