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RTIC Seeks Public Input onTaxpayer Appeal Process


Posted Date: 
November 6, 2013
Contact: 
Megan Moore, Committee Staff, Revenue & Transportation Interim Committee

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee meets next on December 4-5 in Helena and is seeking public comment as part of the Senate Joint Resolution No. 23 study of the taxpayer appeal process. The Committee received background information about the county and state tax appeal board processes at the September meeting and is now moving into the phase of the study aimed at identifying issues.

The forthcoming agenda will include the opportunity for public comment related to property tax appeals that originate with a county tax appeal board and for appeals of other tax types that originate with the State Tax Appeal Board. Please note that centrally assessed property appeals will be addressed at the February meeting in a separate discussion.

The SJR 23 study asks the Committee to consider options for streamlining and improving the taxpayer appeal process. In addition, the Committee is asked to consider alternative systems and/or requiring specific education, experience, and continuing education for State Tax Appeal Board members.

To ensure enough time is available on the agenda, those interested in providing comments about the taxpayer appeal process are asked to contact committee staff, Megan Moore, by replying to this email or calling (406) 444-4496. Written comments are encouraged and will be distributed to committee members.

Megan Moore | (406) 444-4496 | memoore@mt.gov