FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2015
Bryce Kaatz, Project Manager, Dept. of Revenue Property Assessment Division, (406) 444-0498, BKaatz@mt.gov
Molly A. Petersen, Acting Public Information Officer, (406) 444-4331, MollyPetersen@mt.gov
MT Dept. of Revenue Now Offers Online Personal Property Reporting
HELENA – Business and industrial equipment owners can now submit their personal property reporting forms electronically through the Department of Revenue’s online Taxpayer Access Point (TAP), the department announced Wednesday.
“The new online reporting system is user-friendly, free, and a time saver,” said Cynthia Monteau Moore, administrator for the Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment Division. “Being able to file personal property reporting forms electronically is going to make it easier for business owners across the state to conduct business efficiently.”
The department mailed personal property reporting forms to business owners on January 5. Business and industrial taxpayers have until March 1 to submit their personal property reporting forms to the department either electronically through TAP at https://tap.dor.mt.gov/ or by paper form. A reporting form must be submitted to the department even if there were no changes to the personal property since the previous tax year, or if the business closed or was sold.
If a business or industrial equipment owner reported personal property information to the department during the previous tax year, the information will be prepopulated in the online form in TAP. Owners can easily verify their existing information and make any updates, add new property, or delete property that is no longer in service.
Business and industrial equipment owners are welcome to contact the department’s call center at 1-866-859- 2254 or, in Helena, 444-6900 with any personal property reporting questions.
Online reporting improves effectiveness in the delivery of public services, which is a key component of Governor Steve Bullock’s Main Street Montana Project.