taxes

Tax Free Day
Usually, around May 15th, it's Tax Free Day for people in Montana. That means so far you have worked every day this year just to pay your taxes.
Just think, in 1930, Tax Free Day was February 13th. So, today is a big day for the 51% of Americans who pay taxes; you finally get to keep what you ma…
Property Taxes
Don't forget your property taxes are due tomorrow.
You know, the ones that continue to go up the older and more used your house becomes.  Taxable value, how can a twenty year old window, roof or hot water heater become more valuable...
Not. One. More. Cent. Again
First of all, I want to thank all of you who sent cards to Jordan Thompson because of my blog yesterday.
Now, more "Not another cent". I got my renewal notice for my car's plates. I opted out of the six dollar fee for state parks. And it gave me the idea that i wish we had hund…
Tax Overhaul
The president is pushing forth his plan to overhaul the IRS.  Good, it's too complicated with too many loopholes.  Just think, if Mark Zuckerberg  would have been paying the same tax as you and I, he could have paid for the entire Hurricane Harvey relief bill...
Tax Freedom Day
Tax Freedom Day was May 7th this year.  That means every nickel you earned so far this year has gone for taxes.  Do they teach that in school?  Do kids know that they will work a third of their life just to pay taxes?
Americans pay 5...
Free Pens
The best thing about tax time for me is the free pen I get from my accountant.  The ink is that really bright blue that doesn't run or spot.  It has a real fine line that I really like too.  In fact it's the only thing I like about tax season...
Notanothercentmt.com
This website popped up on my Facebook page, Notanothercentmt.com
Some of the tax increases have been shot down by the Montana legislature, but the gas tax is still a possibility. It would be 8 additional cents per gallon. When we don't need it...
Proposed Gas Tax
Up in Helena, A representative from Kalispell thinks that we should all pay an ADDITIONAL 8 cents per gallon on each gallon of gas we purchase.
His thought is that the money would go to repair bridges & roads.
No. Actually, Hell no!
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Save Money, Cut Taxes
Donald Trump is not even President yet and already the mindset is changing in Washington.  There seems to be a shift towards saving money and cutting how much money the take from your check.  News about a government 401k instead of pensions is a great start and in reducing the size of gove…
Do You Mind Having Your Tax Dollars Pay For Radio?
Do you mind that some of your federal Tax dollars are spent on Public Radio? Did you even know that they were? Well, they are.
I looked online to find an exact amount but that seems to be somewhat of a secret. All I could find was that they get roughly 25% of their operating budget from taxpayers or …
4 Million Is Too Many
After a quick visit to Seattle this weekend to deliver my daughter’s belongings it makes me wonder why Billings’ officials want to grow bigger.  The traffic is horrendous and the costs are through the roof.  Their city provides everything for everyone, but w…
Billings Held Hostage
The Billings City Council will allow dogs in city parks but, there is a catch.  Only after licensing fees meet a certain revenue level will it be permitted.
 
That’s so hypocritical, they pumped a half a million tax dollars into the fountain at south park pool without raising…

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