January 21, 2020 VOM Podcast

Montana’s Taxes: Time for the Exam

(41 minutes) On the heels of last week’s Legislative Week from the Capitol, we dig deeper into the issue of our taxes. Do they hit the mark or miss the target? Does our tax structure reflect our changing economy? Is it equitable, efficient, and stable?

House Joint Resolution 35 directed the legislature to study the issue, and Voices spoke with one of the leading legislative experts on state finances, Rep. Llew Jones. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what has changed in Montana’s economy and an important U.S. Supreme Court decision that is changing the dynamic of taxing commerce across the country. Also, hear from a listener and entrepreneur from Helena who is supporting a out-of-the-box internet tax for states without a sales tax.