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Budget cuts spell end of state’s free tax-filing service


In a cost-cutting move, the state Department of Revenue has discontinued an online service that allowed Montanans to file individual income taxes for free. Instead, the state is now directing taxpayers to the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of  tax software companies that partner with the IRS to enable many taxpayers — many, but not all — to e-file their tax returns for free. (more…) Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: Less than meets the eye in Gianforte tax plan


Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has unveiled his “406 tax relief” plan, and it’s so predictable it should be sold at Wal-Mart for a dollar a yard. The “4” in the plan stands for the number of years over which he would phase out the business equipment tax, which despite numerous reductions in recent legislative sessions still brings in about $81 million a year. This shortfall would have to be made up by local governments and schools, so it isn’t clear that this provision would help anybody other than large-company bookkeepers who have to fill out the paperwork. (more…) Continue Reading →

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