Zinke Co-Sponsored Bill to Repeal Death Tax Passes House With Bipartisan Support

The Death Tax, officially known as the “estate tax,” taxes children, grandchildren and other relatives for inheriting property, a business, or other assets following a loved-one’s death. This tax is particularly threatening to family-run farms and small businesses because their investments are typically illiquid and include equipment, machinery and land.

On Tax Day, Daines Continues Fight to Repeal Death Tax

Senator Steve Daines today marked “Tax Day” by continuing his efforts to stand up for hardworking Montanans and repeal the death tax.

Montana Department of Revenue Updates on Tax Returns and Refunds

The department had processed 225,717 electronic and paper individual income tax returns and issued 197,821 refunds averaging $403. Taxpayers who file their state income taxes electronically typically receive their refunds faster than those who file by paper.

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.

Owners of property damaged by wildfire, natural disaster may qualify for tax reli

Helena - July 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes or forestlands are damaged or destroyed during wildfire season to apply for property tax relief.

Governor Signs Bill Protecting Private Property Rights

Governor Steve Bullock on Wednesday signed into law a bill that adds a new layer of protection for private landowners in their negotiations with companies and government agencies that want to acquire their land under the state’s eminent domain laws.

Rehberg Secures Supplemental Disaster Relief Funding for Floods – Protects Montana’s Private Property Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today supported an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill to provide emergency funding in response to flooding in the Missouri and Mississippi River basins. The funding comes as counties across Montana face severe flooding from a combination of high snowpack and high precipitation. Montana’s governor has declared a State of Emergency and has asked for a Presidential Disaster Declaration.

Baucus Provisions Extend Tax Help to More Montanans

Washington, D.C. - November 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus today applauded the Senate for passing his bill to extend the $8,000 tax credit to more of Montana’s first time homebuyers.

Rehberg Fights For Critical Extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today sent a letter to House leaders urging them to extend the home buyer tax credit. He has also cosponsored the Homebuyer Tax Credit Act of 2009.


Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2008 - The Senate today overwhelmingly passed housing legislation aimed at helping to stabilize the nation’s housing market. The legislation includes Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus’ measure that would cut taxes for all property owners in Montana and across the country

$400 Property Tax Refund: $95 Million Economic Stimulus to Montana

HELENA, MT – Governor Brian Schweitzer today announced that nearly $95 million dollars has gone back to 235,460 Montana households in the form of the $400 homeowner property tax refund since the program began on August 27.

$91 Million Returned to MT Homeowners – Deadline in 2 Weeks

Less than 2 Weeks Remain to Apply – December 31st Deadline HELENA, MT - December 18, 2007 - The State of Montana has...

$85 Million Returned to Montana Homeowners So Far

HELENA, November 2, 2007 -- The State of Montana has returned nearly $85 million in property tax refunds to Montana home owners so far,...

Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program (NEEM)/ENERGY STAR

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is assisting with the promotion of NEEM/ENERGY STAR energy-efficient manufactured homes. NEEM homes may be heated with propane,...

Over $75 Million Returned to Montana Homeowners So Far

HELENA, Oct. 2 - In just five weeks, the State of Montana has issued more than $75 million in property tax refunds to Montana...



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