Q: I am 68 years old and just recently retired from my company after 33 years. My wife and I applied for Social Security benefits. I was shocked to find out that my Social Security may be taxable. Is that true? Can my Social Security benefits be taxed for income tax purposes? John — Billings
When county leaders in Wyoming look at the bipartisan federal budget proposal, there’s something they don’t see: millions of dollars owed them by the federal government.
The partisan feuding that engulfed the latest congressional budget negotiations rivals that of the Hatfields and McCoys. But there’s a notable exception to this acrimony, one in which members of Congress have reached across the aisle in pursuit of a policy solution that holds the potential t…
Tax competition is an unpleasant reality for state revenue and budget officials, but it is an effective restraint on state and local taxes.
BUTTE — Council on Wednesday will consider a resolution that addresses blight in Uptown Butte — as well as encourages economic development.
HELENA — The Montana Senate backed a one-time income tax cut of $47 million Thursday as lawmakers continue to hash out competing budget priorities that threaten to chew up a projected surplus.
HELENA — Swimming against the tide of a tax-cutting, Republican-controlled Legislature, a Democratic senator wants to raise state income taxes on Montana’s highest-income earners.
HELENA — Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state income tax exemptions for military pensions and military survivor benefits.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to lessen the financial impact of a state fuel tax hike failed on the Senate floor Monday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State lawmakers took a wait-and-see approach to a pair of highway funding bills in the days before Friday's third and final vote in the House on a contentious fuel-tax hike.
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.
In the wake of the recently dodged fiscal cliff of tax hikes and automatic spending cuts stands the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program -- a federal initiative whose funding is set to expire at the end of June.
You don’t raise taxes in a recession. (August 2009)
Nearly 1,500 small Montana businesses provide health insurance to their employees through Insure Montana.
Should his senators need a “Joe the Plumber” type figure to testify about raising taxes, Billings small businessman Gary Mermel is ready.
CASPER, Wyo. — Stan Douglass stopped at the Casper Flying J on Friday, in need of fuel.
HELENA – When it comes to President Barack Obama’s proposal this week to extend income-tax cuts for all but the wealthiest U.S. households, Montana’s three-member congressional delegation is a yes, a no and a maybe.
CHEYENNE — The federal government will pay more than $25 million this year to Wyoming counties where it owns land, the U.S. Interior Department announced Thursday.
The Billings Parking Division needs a new financial plan.
WASHINGTON — Almost everyone favors “tax reform” in the abstract: Broaden the tax base by reducing deductions, credits and other tax breaks; and then cut top tax rates. But this sort of sweeping tax reform is usually a political nonstarter, and if you want to understand why, take a look at t…