Ever since a Montana Supreme Court decision found that the Montana Department of Revenue had incorrectly taxed AT&T’s intangible personal property, both AT&T and the state of Montana have been in settlement negotiations over what to do with the money.
Taxes on cell phones are higher than nearly all other goods, but, according to the Tax Foundation, Montanans pay the fourth lowest cell phone tax rates in the country. Tax Foundation spokesman Joe Henchman explains the new study.
On Wednesday, April 23, Missoula Mayor John Engen revealed his proposed budget for the city. The plan involves a 3.92 percent tax increase and a new tax district to fund police, firefighters and the courts, but not everyone is pleased with the plan.