HELENA — Hearings on three bills by Republicans to cut taxes prompted discussions Tuesday on whether the money should be returned, how it should be distributed and if it would stimulate the economy.
MISSOULA — Montana is one of just 11 states where real estate sale prices are not public information, but there is a battle brewing at the 2015 Legislature to possibly change that.
HELENA — Gene Walborn, a veteran employee and administrator with the Montana Department of Revenue, will become the agency’s new deputy director on Nov. 8.
GREAT FALLS — The Montana Revenue Department is nearing the end of an 18-stop road tour explaining some major impacts of the state's property tax reappraisal process.
GREAT FALLS — The Montana Revenue Department is nearing the end of an 18-stop road tour explaining some major impacts of the state’s property tax reappraisal process.
While officials with the Montana Department of Revenue threw a lot of numbers around during a presentation on the state’s upcoming reappraisal cycle Tuesday morning, one preliminary figure will be of interest to local homeowners: Next year property tax bills could go down by about 1.5 percent.
Nobody wants taxes to go up, but homeowners are happy to know their investment increased in value. It’s possible that most Montana homeowners will be satisfied on both counts when statewide reappraisal notices are mailed out next summer.
HELENA — As the Montana Department of Revenue completes a new statewide reappraisal of residential property for tax purposes, preliminary numbers show the median sales prices have changed very little on average over the past five-and-a-half years.
HELENA — As he completes his first year as director of the state Revenue Department, Mike Kadas is looking ahead to some goals he has for the agency: tax simplification, transparency and more effective service.
Mike Kadas reviews his first year as director of the Montana Department of Revenue and discusses what’s coming up for the state tax-collection agency, including the statewide reappraisal of property, recently in his Helena office. Kadas is a former Missoula mayor and legislator who was an ex…
HELENA — Speakers will discuss health care, oil-and-gas drilling, public pensions and state finances at the 92nd annual meeting of the Montana Taxpayers Association on Dec. 5 in Helena.
After a five-year property tax dispute with the Montana Department of Revenue, CHS, Inc. has reached a settlement that cuts about 15 percent from the taxes on its Laurel refinery.
HELENA — Montana same-sex couples legally married in other states cannot file joint state income-tax return here, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas said Tuesday.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has unanimously reversed a district judge and upheld the legality of the state’s six-year reappraisal cycle for residential property, even when property values decline during the period.
HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas on Thursday gave an interim legislative committee an update of Montana’s next reappraisal of residential and commercial property and a preview of some trends.
HELENA — The state Revenue Department and Puget Sound Energy have agreed to a settlement to end a lengthy dispute over the market value of the company’s share of the Colstrip power plants and power transmission lines.
HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the confirmation of Mike Kadas as the new director of the state Revenue Department.
HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said Wednesday that his agency is working with lawmakers on a bill that would require the state to reappraise property, for tax purposes, every two years instead of every six.
HELENA — Industry representatives lined up Wednesday to a support a proposal to lower the state’s property tax rate on pollution control equipment.
HELENA — Representatives of a number of Montana industries backed a bill Tuesday to allow property owners to go to mediation if they dispute the state Revenue Department’s assessed valuation of their property.