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Gazette opinion: No change is good news in state business tax climate

Both Wyoming and Montana maintained their ranking in the top 10 best states for business tax climate in an annual report produced by the National Tax Foundation.

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Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…

October 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Initiative won't lower cable bills

Two weeks ago, a Gazette opinion urged Montana voters to scrutinize Charter Communication’s effort to cut its taxes by proposing Initiative 172.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

MEA-MFT asks Supreme Court to block Charter tax initiative from ballot

HELENA — The MEA-MFT union has asked the Montana Supreme Court to throw out a ballot measure by Charter Communications to reclassify its property for tax purposes and block a tax hike exceeding 300 percent.

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Business briefs

State startup rate leads nation

May 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New fuels tax means more road projects in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels tax.

April 09, 2014 1:50 pmLoading…

Williston considering dining and lodging tax

WILLISTON, N.D. — City commissioners in Williston are considering imposing a 1 percent dining and lodging tax to fund downtown parking improvements and other upgrades, possibly even paving the way for a convention center.

March 17, 2014 9:31 amLoading…

Riverton mayor: Beer tax hike would help Wyoming

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Riverton's mayor says an effort to increase the state's beer tax for the first time in nearly 80 years is fighting the perception that it's intended to just help Fremont County.

January 30, 2014 11:55 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Tax reform ideas would be unfair to oil, gas industry

It started out as an ambitious plan. Sen. Max Baucus’ “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, low…

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Committee eyes raising Wyoming beer tax

Committee eyes raising Wyoming beer tax

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.

September 09, 2013 7:27 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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Baucus asks Montanans to weigh in on tax reform

Baucus asks Montanans to weigh in on tax reform

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus turned to Montanans for federal tax reform recommendations Friday, one day after notifying fellow lawmakers that they’ll have to defend tax breaks they intend to keep.

June 28, 2013 6:11 pmLoading…

Chamber News: 2013 Legislature had a mix of accomplishments, disappointment

As with any legislative session, there are high and low points, drama, heartbreak and joy. The 2013 session was no exception.

May 15, 2013 3:47 pmLoading…

Report: Wyoming 36th in freedom

CASPER, Wyo. — A new report slaps Wyoming for its lack of freedom, but even one of its authors admits the report's conclusions are odd.

April 05, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Online hotel booking companies lose Wyoming tax fight

CHEYENNE  — A effort by Wyoming to collect more taxes from online travel companies such as Travelocity, Expedia and Priceline for hotel bookings will likely end up in court.

March 30, 2013 7:14 pmLoading…
First year of Wyoming wind tax generates $2.6M for counties, state

First year of Wyoming wind tax generates $2.6M for counties, state

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's one-of-a-kind wind power production tax generated only a drop in the bucket's worth of revenue for the state and counties in 2012.

March 13, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Duke wind farm tax deal means $800K less for Converse County

CASPER, Wyo. — A tax settlement between the state and a wind company will cost Converse County more than $800,000 in revenue — cuts that will hit library, hospital and school budgets.

March 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Two major tax cut bills headed to House floor for debate

Two major tax cut bills headed to House floor for debate

HELENA — The House Taxation Committee on Monday approved and sent to the House floor for debate two Republican bills to cut property taxes by millions of dollars, but it is sitting on Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-per-homeowner tax rebate plan.

February 25, 2013 11:07 am Related Loading…
Bill would lower property taxes on pollution control equipment

Bill would lower property taxes on pollution control equipment

HELENA — Industry representatives lined up Wednesday to a support a proposal to lower the state’s property tax rate on pollution control equipment.

February 20, 2013 7:09 pm 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…

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