Counties say they'll buck governor on collecting full school property tax

County commissioners say they believe state law requires them to bill taxpayers at a lower rate than Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Department of Revenue has directed


Last updated 9/29/2023 at 10:58am

Eric Dietrich

Montana Free Press

A dispute over whether a Montana statute intended to cap property tax growth applies to a state-level school property tax escalated this week as several county governments said they plan to buck the Montana Department of Revenue’s direction to collect a full 95 mills for a tax that supports state school equalization funding.

County commissioners from Beaverhead, Missoula, Richland and Fergus counties told Montana Free Press in interviews Thursday afternoon that they plan to bring motions before their respective commissions that would cut the school equal...

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