Understanding your tax bill

The County Voice

October in Missoula County means one thing to most people … tax bills! Hopefully, that’s not actually the case for most people, but in the Clerk and Treasurer’s Office, it certainly is.

Throughout August and September, local taxing jurisdictions – which, in addition to the county, include local school, fire and other special districts − finalize their budgets and determine the amount of tax dollars they’ll need to levy to fund those budgets. They submit these numbers to the Missoula County Finance Department, whose staff work with the Montana Department of Revenue to produce a tax assessment r...


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