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  • Guest Editorial: Let's Focus on Property Tax Solutions Not Political Soundbites

    Representative Llew Jones, Appropriations Chairman|Sep 27, 2023

    Montana is facing a growing housing crisis, driven by an influx of out-of-state home buyers and telecommuters. This is pushing up prices, making it difficult for Montanans to find affordable housing, and increasing residential property taxes. A solution I propose for consideration is to change the way property taxes are calculated for vacation homes and short-term rentals. Currently, all residential properties are taxed at the same rate, regardless of whether they are owner-occupied, rented out long-term, rented out short-term, or vacation... Full story