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.
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...Read more
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...Read more
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.