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Montana Taxpayers Association

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…

Former Senate president to lead Montana Taxpayers Association

HELENA — Former Senate President Bob Story will take over as president of the Montana Taxpayers Association on Friday.

October 30, 2013 5:45 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…
Bullock touts tax plans, including $400 property tax rebate

Bullock touts tax plans, including $400 property tax rebate

HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock asked members of the Montana Taxpayers Association on Thursday for their support for his $400-per-homeowner property tax rebate and his plan to eliminate the business equipment tax for 11,000 small and medium-sized businesses.

December 13, 2012 5:37 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Montanans have lots to lose in corporate tax debate

Montanans have a well-deserved reputation for being willing to pay their fair share and knowing the value of a dollar. That is why recent efforts to give preferential tax treatment to out-of-state corporations deserve a serious examination. A handful of out-of-state corporations are planning…

September 22, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Revenue director warns of tax shifts if companies get their way

HELENA — Local homeowners and business owners will pay higher property taxes if certain companies get their way with the 2013 Legislature, state Revenue Director Dan Bucks said Friday.

September 14, 2012 8:22 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…

Supreme Court sides with farmers in state tax lawsuit

Montana’s Supreme Court has granted class action status to farmers and ranchers accusing the Montana Department of Revenue of jumping the gun on tax increases.

August 02, 2012 12:54 pmLoading…

Schlepp will take over as Montana Taxpayers Association president

HELENA — Mary Whittinghill is retiring later this month as president of the Montana Taxpayers Association and will be succeeded by Nancy Schlepp, the group announced this week.

December 09, 2010 5:15 pmLoading…

Online travel industry gets help in fight with Montana

HELENA — Two Montana business groups are joining the online travel companies in an ongoing dispute with the state over hotel bed taxes now that the Department of Revenue is rewriting its rules aimed at the big companies.

November 14, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

Group urges farmers, ranchers to protest property taxes

HELENA— The Montana Taxpayers Association is advising agricultural landowners to protest their second-half property tax payments due next week.

May 27, 2010 4:43 pmLoading…

Bad census info hurt Montana, official says

HELENA— Montana lost a potential $43.2 million in federal money because more than 14,000 people weren’t counted in the 2000 census, a state official told the Montana Taxpayers Association on Thursday.

December 04, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
More Montanans questioning appraisals

More Montanans questioning appraisals

HELENA - Three times as many owners of Montana property have asked the Revenue Department to informally review their new values than did after the last reappraisal in 2003.

October 15, 2009 11:35 pm Related Loading…

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