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Montana Revenue Department auctioning off unclaimed items

Unclaimed jewelry, rare coins, trinkets and other collectibles across Montana will soon be up for grabs to the highest bidder.

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Gazette opinion: Billings’ rising home values reflect healthy economy

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.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Early reappraisals show little change in median sales prices of residential property

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.

June 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Montana to auction off some unclaimed property

HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue is holding an auction beginning next month to sell unclaimed safe deposit box contents.

May 26, 2014 11:22 amLoading…

Pickle Barrel under construction on West End

One of Billings’ fastest-growing neighborhoods will soon have a new restaurant with a familiar name.

April 13, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Tax relief available for flood-damaged property

The Montana Department of Revenue on Friday encouraged property owners whose homes or outbuildngs are damaged or destroyed by flooding to apply for natural disaster property tax relief.

March 14, 2014 11:26 amLoading…
CHS protested taxes distributed

CHS protested taxes distributed

Yellowstone County has distributed approximately $16 million in disputed property taxes it held in an escrow account pending resolution of a four-year tax protest by CHS Inc. over its Laurel oil refinery.

January 28, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County holds off disbursing Bresnan protested taxes

A recent Montana Supreme Court ruling that favored the state in a tax dispute with Bresnan Communications could enable Yellowstone County to disburse more than $5 million in protested property taxes and collect millions more in back taxes.

December 12, 2013 12:59 pmLoading…
Revenue director sets sights on tax simplification

Revenue director sets sights on tax simplification

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.

December 01, 2013 10:00 amLoading…

Have You Heard: Skis and sushi served up at Billings businesses

The Ski Station is on the move, after nearly a quarter century at the same 1145 Grand Ave. location in Billings.

September 01, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Montana offers tax relief for disaster damages

Montana offers tax relief for disaster damages

Montana tax officials say property owners with damage to their homes or forestlands from recent natural disasters can apply for property tax relief.

July 31, 2013 8:49 am Photos

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Bags of unclaimed property

Bags of unclaimed property

Some of the millions in unclaimed property kept in a secure Montana Revenue Department facility in Helena.

July 07, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Cathy Fitzgerald and Scott Payton

Cathy Fitzgerald and Scott Payton

Cathy Fitzgerald, who supervises the Montana Revenue Department bureau that distributes unclaimed property, and auditor Scott Payton, who collects the unclaimed valuables from companies and organizations.

July 07, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Unclaimed property - paper

Unclaimed property - paper

Some of the millions of unclaimed property awaiting the legal owners stored in Helena by the Montana Department of Revenue.

July 07, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Unclaimed property at Montana Department of Revenue

Unclaimed property at Montana Department of Revenue

Bags of unclaimed property from safety deposit boxes at a secure Montana Department of Revenue facility in Helena.

July 07, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Montana website makes searching for property easier

Montana website makes searching for property easier

When the mail came saying he had unclaimed property coming, Billings neurologist Dr. Dennis O’Brien thought he was getting scammed.

July 07, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Montana, Yellowstone Club founder to face off in $57M tax dispute

Montana, Yellowstone Club founder to face off in $57M tax dispute

Montana tax authorities and former billionaire Tim Blixseth will meet in federal court as the luxury real estate mogul tries to fend off an attempt by the state to recover what it calls $57 million in back taxes.

June 12, 2013 11:34 amLoading…
Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.

February 08, 2013 12:37 pmLoading…
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…

Small-business owners push for tax increases

Should his senators need a “Joe the Plumber” type figure to testify about raising taxes, Billings small businessman Gary Mermel is ready.

December 05, 2012 10:30 pmLoading…

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