Montana legislative panel wants quick study of state tax structure

HELENA – The Legislative Finance Committee on Monday expressed interest in working with the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee on reviewing the state’s tax structure, however members balked at waiting until 2019 to do a formal study, saying they want to put it on a faster track.

Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee members sent a letter Dec. 5 to the Legislative Finance Committee asking that they be included in any review of the state’s tax structure. They also said they expected that they would ask the Legislature in its 2019 session to approve a study.

Finance committee members said that wasn’t fast enough.