policy basics

Policy Basics

Policy Basics is a series of background reports on issues related to the Montana budget and taxes. The purpose of the Policy Basics series is to provide the public, community advocates, and policymakers with the tools they need to understand basic yet complex tax and budget policies and effectively engage in important fiscal debates that shape the health and safety of our communities.

Policy Basics: Property Taxes in Montana

The Montana property tax system provides support for local public services, including funding for schools, roads, and other infrastructure. Residential property owners pay almost half of all property...

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Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 2: Tribal Governments

Tribal self-sufficiency and self-government depend upon a tribe’s ability to raise revenue and regulate its territory—and the power to tax plays an essential role in this. These revenue streams...

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Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 1: Individual Tribal Members

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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Policy Basics: Montana Corporate Income Taxes

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Policy Basics: Montana’s Individual Income Tax

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Policy Basics: Introduction to Who Pays Montana’s Taxes

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Policy Basics: Montana’s Property Tax System

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Policy Basics: Unemployment Insurance

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Policy Basics: Who Pays Montana's Taxes?

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.