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SB 96 - Reduces Business Equipment Tax - Key Vote

Montana Key Votes

Elsie Arntzen voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Business Equipment Tax

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces the tax on Class 8 business equipment to 1.5 percent.

  • Reduces the tax from 2 percent to 1.5 percent for Class 8 property valued between $20,000 and $10 million (Sec. 2).
  • Increases the minimum Class 8 property value from $2 million to $10 million for the tax rate of 3 percent (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “Class 8 property” as including, but not limited to, the following business equipment (Sec. 2):
    • Agricultural equipment;
    • Oil and gas production machinery, fixtures, and equipment;
    • Medical and dental equipment; and
    • Furniture, fixtures, and equipment used in commercial establishments.
  • Specifies that this bill applies to property tax years beginning December 31, 2013 (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Reduces Business Equipment Tax


  • Bruce Tutvedt (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
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