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.
This report will provide an overview of the local option sales tax proposal, the potential impact on families living on lower and moderate incomes, and the opportunity to exclude rural communities.Read more
It is not too late for Montana to chart a new course to improve child well-being. This work starts with sound tax policies that ensure a fair tax system that generates sufficient revenue to support...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.