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.
City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less than last year.
On Monday night, Billings City Council plans to start the process of asking voters for an increase in property taxes to support police and fire services.
Montana farmers have lost their class action lawsuit accusing the state of jumping the gun on tax increases.
HELENA — Charter Communications on Tuesday cleared its last hurdle to begin gathering signatures for a ballot measure intended to reverse a large property tax increase on the company.
MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Revenue says Mountain Water Co. is still responsible for paying its taxes while the city of Missoula seeks to take over the water and supply distribution company.
Taxpayers in School District 2 will pay less for the $122 million bond approved in November after the first series of bonds sold Tuesday with a lower interest rate than expected.
Montana has the seventh-best tax climate for businesses in the 50 states, according to the 2014 ratings released recently by the Tax Foundation.
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.
BUTTE — If you think you scored a big break on your property taxes in 2013, enjoy it while you can.
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.
In a decisive victory, Billings voters approved School District 2's $1 million general fund levy and $1.2 million technology levy.
In addition to Billings, elections were held across the region.
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state Revenue Department in a property tax dispute with CHS Inc.
HELENA -- Only one income tax simplification bill survived Monday, although its Senate sponsor was not happy with a series of House committee amendments that boost the costs of his bill.
Billings School District 2 trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to put an initiative on a May ballot to approve a mill levy for the sole purpose of hiring teachers to address the overcrowding and accreditation issues facing our schools. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB board of directors voted…
HELENA — The House Education Committee on Wednesday advanced the session’s major school-funding bill, but not before making major changes that reduced its cost and removed provisions that would reduce local school property taxes.
School District 2 trustees have voted 4-3 to place on the May ballot a technology levy for SD2's elementary and middle schools.
HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday approved two Republican-sponsored bills that would cut millions of dollars in property taxes on businesses and homeowners.
HELENA — The Montana Senate endorsed a sweeping, controversial school-funding bill Friday that ups state money for public schools while also cutting local school property taxes across the state.