state revenue tax policy

State Revenue and Tax Policy

Our taxes are the way we combine resources to get things done that we can’t do as individuals: educate our children, build and maintain infrastructure, provide police and fire protection, keep our air and water clean, promote public health, and maintain a social safety net. Because our state revenue does not keep pace with state needs, Montana has been forced to make cuts to programs that serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, and struggling families and children. MBPC researches and advocates for sound tax policy that is both fair to taxpayers and also adequate enough to provide the government programs, services, and infrastructure essential to maintaining healthy communities and families.

Problems with a Statewide Sales Tax: Montana Needs to Help (Not Hurt) Families

As Montana grapples with a state budget crisis, lawmakers and the public are asking questions about a sales tax and debating whether to consider enacting a statewide sales tax in Montana. Montana is...

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Federal Tax Bill Creates Further State Budget Concerns

On December 22nd, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, putting in place permanent corporate tax cuts and temporary individual income tax cuts disproportionately benefiting...

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

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

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HB 391 - The Montana Earned Income Credit: Helping Montana’s Working Families and Economy

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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An Early Look at the 2019 Biennial Budget: Montana Needs a Balanced Approach to the State's Revenue Challenges.

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A State Earned Income Tax Credit: Helping Montana's Working Families and Economy

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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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Montana Communities Cannot Afford the Oil and Gas Tax Holiday

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Investing in Montana’s Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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The Montana We Could Be: Tax cuts, aimed at the rich, take a toll

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Montana Communities Cannot Afford the Oil and Gas Tax Holiday

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Tuition Tax Credits: A Threat to Montana-Based Education Solutions

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Continued Preservation of Tribal Languages in Montana

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Investing in Montana’s Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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Policy Basics: Montana’s Property Tax System

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Initiative 172: Charter Refuses to Pay Its Fair Share

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Reality Check: Tax Cuts Will Not Grow Our Economy

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The Child Tax Credit: Supporting Montana's Families and Economy

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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Reality Check: Montana is Not a High-Tax State

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Reducing Poverty and Promoting Work: The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

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Investing in Montana's Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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Tax Credit Scholarships: A Threat to Montana-Based Education Solutions

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Montana Communities Cannot Afford the Oil and Gas Tax Holiday

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Breaking News: LR 123 Declared Unconstitutional

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Policy Basics: Who Pays Montana's Taxes?

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Policy Basics: Montana's Corporate Income Tax

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Policy Basics: Montana's Individual Income Tax System

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Capital Gains Reform Will Strengthen Montana

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Montana's Revenue Challenges and Why it Matters

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Can Montana Afford an Oil and Gas Tax Holiday?

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Income Tax Bracket Collapse is Costing Montana

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Making Sure All Taxpayers Contribute What They Owe

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Montana Can Bypass a Costly and Ineffective Federal Tax Break for Corporations

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Investing in Montana's Future: A State Earned Income Tax Credit

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Flying Under the Radar: Time to Evaluate Tax Expenditures

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Montana Can Bypass a Costly and Ineffective Federal Tax Break for Corporations

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The Business Equipment Tax in Context

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Restoring Revenue and Fairness: A New Top Marginal Rate for Taxable Income

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Ending Preferential Treatment of Capital Gains Income

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Senate Bill 407 did not Expand the Economy

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Targeted Property Tax Relief

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Investing in Montana's Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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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.