Yearly Archives: 2014

Dept. of Revenue reminds businesses that unclaimed property reporting period ends June 30; due...

The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind businesses throughout the state that the current reporting period for unclaimed property, which began on July 1, 2013, ends on June 30, 2014. The department would also like to remind businesses that they must perform due diligence - that is, they must attempt to contact owners of unclaimed property - between July 1 and September 30 before the November 1, 2014 deadline for reporting and remitting unclaimed property to the department

Tester strengthens grassroots support for Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

Senator Jon Tester today held a listening session on his bipartisan Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act that levels the playing field and creates jobs in Montana's renewable energy sector.

Montana Department of Revenue Holds Online Auction of Unclaimed Property

Starting in June 2014, the Department of Revenue will hold an auction to sell unclaimed safe deposit box contents. For the first time, the state will auction the items online rather than in a physical location because online auctions generally reach more bidders and fetch better prices. Moving the auction online is also part of the Main Street Montana effort to make government more efficient and effective

DEQ issues reminders about asbestos safety for homeowners, small businesses

Do you know if you, your family or your employees have been exposed to asbestos? The first week in April is National Asbestos Awareness Week and a good time to learn about the number one cause of occupational cancer in the US.

Tester applauds housing finance reform ‘breakthrough’

Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and lead sponsor of the Housing Finance and Taxpayer Protection Act, today released the following statement after Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced an agreement to move forward with housing finance reform legislation

Department of Revenue reminds property owners of tax exemption and reporting deadlines

The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind owners of real and personal property about several important application and reporting deadlines coming up.

DEQ Urges Homeowners to Test for Radon

January is Radon Awareness Month, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is urging Montanans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon gas.



How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible