Billings City Council endorses local option sales tax

Source: KTVQ Q2 News December 12, 2016 Dustin Kleman Image Credit: MTN News BILLINGS - Billings leaders say they want to embrace future funding sources. On Monday, Billings City council discussed legislative priorities, including the support of a statewide local-option sales tax. Ultimately a 3-cent local option tax would raise an expected $47 million annually [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Billings City Council Approves Endorsement for Local Option Sales Tax

Source: KULR8 News December 12, 2016 Tracy Smith Image Credit: Tracy Smith/KULR BILLINGS, Mont. - The Billings City Council reconsiders the motion tabling a local option tax proposal known as Authorize Community Transformation, or ACT. City Council members took the local option sales tax motion off the table, which led to a vote approving the [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Billings City Council should put priority on local control

Source: Billings Gazette December 1, 2016 Gazette Editorial Board Image Credit: Thom Bridge/Billings Gazette Montanans have extremely limited options for building up their cities and counties. State laws, enacted by the Legislature and governor every two years, control how local government is allowed to raise revenue. Yet it’s the city council members and county commissioners [...]

December 1st, 2016|

Whitefish resort tax August surge provides homeowners relief

Source: NBC Montana November 4, 2016 Image Credit: NBC Montana NBC Montana recently featured some positive news about the Whitefish Resort Tax. With unexpectedly high revenues from the past summer tourist season, property owners will see an extra $30,000 of property tax relief. Please check out the video by clicking the link below. Watch the Video

November 14th, 2016|

Area economic development officials hear tax proposal

By Ashley Roness Source: Miles City Star Online November 8, 2016 Photo Credit: After Thursday’s meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) representatives from the Billings Chamber of Commerce and the Big Sky Economic Development Administration (EDA) presented information on a Local Option Tax. A Local Option Tax is a maximum 3 [...]

November 14th, 2016|