Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

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Missoula County Commissioner Josh Slotnick shut out of Governor Gianforte’s property tax task force, but City Council gets seat

Slotnick said counties across the state “now feel this problem acutely” and added that the “appetite for fixing the system has never been greater.”

States (Montana) increasingly join the land use reform rodeo

For a long time housing-related land use issues have been primarily dealt with at the local level, but that’s changing as a case in Montana shows.

City Club Missoula Video – Treasure State Taxes: Shedding Light on Montana’s Tax System (Best way to understand our current situation)

City Club Missoula’s August forum dove deep into Montana’s Taxation System. The forum featured current and former members of local and state government. The expert panel provided an overview of Montana’s multifaceted system, including tax codes and rates, collections, rebates, and burdens.

Governor Gianforte Launches Property Tax Task Force – City Club Missoula Video – Treasure State Taxes: Shedding Light on Montana’s Tax System (Best way to understand our current situation)

Governor charges task force with providing recommendations to reform the property tax system and reduce the burden on property taxpayers

Governor Gianforte Appoints Director of Commerce

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Green brings extensive leadership experience from the private and public sectors. Green has a strong background in economic development, serving as executive director of Two Rivers Economic Development Authority and as a leader with the Montana Economic Developers Association.

There is an easy fix to Montana’s residential property taxes

Much of the increase will go to decrease the property tax of Montana’s largest corporations. According to MTFP, North Western Energy’s taxes will be $36 million less, Rail Link $2.5 million less, Charter Communications $1.8 million less. 

Montana Commerce Department Director Scott Osterman Resigns After Probe Into Travel Expenses

State records available online show Osterman this year made $80.52 in his hourly wage, more than $167,500 annually.

City Club Missoula’s August forum dove deep into Montana’s Taxation System – Must Watch Video

The forum featured current and former members of local and state government. The expert panel provided an overview of Montana’s multifaceted system, including tax codes and rates, collections, rebates, and burdens.

Montana homeowners see higher property taxes as some big businesses pay less

The median residential properties in Montana saw a 21% higher tax bill following this year’s reappraisal cycle, according to a Montana Free Press analysis, with many homeowners paying hundreds of dollars a year more.

Most Montana residents likely to receive second property tax bill following state Supreme Court ruling

Gallatin County is among 49 counties out of the 56 in Montana that decided to charge residents less than what was expected of them, but after a Montana Supreme Court ruling, residents in those 49 counties will now be receiving a second bill.