CATEGORY: Taxes

HB 473 – Gas Tax Amended

The Montana Senate amended House Bill 473 and reduced the rate increase on fuel taxes. The new proposal was a progressive rate increase over the next few years. Starting in 2018 the fuel tax would be increased by 4.5 cents, by 2022 the fuel tax will have been increased by 6 cents from 2017 rates. This proposal will still place Montana as one of the highest gas taxes in the nation.

Bill Categories: Taxes

AFP POSITION: Oppose

HB: 405 – Resort Tax Increase

Bill Status: Bill signed into law without Resort Tax Language

House Bill 405 was a bill clarifying local municipality functions. It was sent to the governor’s desk with widespread support. Using his amendatory veto, Governor Bullock inserted the language from Senate Bill 343, allowing municipalities to raise their resort tax rates by 4%. The vote was on whether to reject this amendment. The Montana House passed the amended version. The Montana Senate rejected the amendment, killing the proposed amendment.  House Bill 405 went on to receive the governor’s signature without the resort tax language.

Bill Categories: Taxes

AFP POSITION: Oppose

HB: 602 – Film Tax Credit

Bill Status: Died on the Senate Floor

House Bill 602 was the revival of a tax credit program that was eliminated in 2015. This program was projected to cost Montana $875,000 over the next 4 years and provide a corporate carve out to film companies.

Bill Categories: Taxes

AFP POSITION: Oppose

SB: 331 – Local Option Sales Tax

Senate Bill 331 allows local municipalities to electorally enact up to a 4 percent sales tax. If passed, local municipalities will be within their rights to initiate a ballot vote to establish a sales tax within their jurisdiction.

Bill Categories: Taxes

AFP POSITION: Oppose

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