MBPC Appointed to Legislative Subcommittee to Study State and Local Tax Policy

On June 27, 2019, the Montana Legislature’s Revenue Interim Committee appointed MBPC’s senior fiscal policy analyst, Rose Bender, to serve on the subcommittee charged with looking at Montana’s state and local tax structure.

“I am honored to be appointed to the subcommittee to provide Montana Budget & Policy Center’s important perspective,” said Bender. “I look forward to working with the subcommittee and legislative members to consider ways we can adjust our tax system to ensure a sustainable source of adequate revenue while also ensuring that families with lower and middle incomes aren’t disproportionately impacted.”

The Legislature created the subcommittee in HJ 35 to make recommendations on any revisions to the state tax structure to: establish a tax structure responsive to the current economy; stabilize revenue and reduce volatility; and ensure the tax structure is fair and equitable. The tax study subcommittee will meet throughout the interim prior to the 2021 Legislative Session to review Montana’s tax structure and consider any recommendations. MBPC recently released a report providing the Revenue Interim Committee with suggested guidelines for the upcoming study.