FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2017
Molly A. Petersen, Acting Public Information Officer, (406) 444-4331, MollyPetersen@mt.gov
MT Department of Revenue sends personal property reporting information to businesses
Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue is mailing out 2017 personal property reporting forms to business owners this week. Business and industrial taxpayers have until March 1, 2017, to report their business equipment or personal property to the department. They’ll need to file even if there were no changes to their business equipment or if they closed or sold their business.
Businesses can submit their reporting form electronically through the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at https://tap.dor.mt.gov/. They can also fill out the paper form they receive and mail or deliver it back to the department instead.
“We encourage businesses to use our online reporting system because it’s a benefit to business,” said Cynthia Monteau Moore, Administrator, Property Assessment Division. “The online system is free, easy to use, and saves time for businesses across the state that are trying to work efficiently.”
Whether a taxpayer filed electronically in 2016 or by paper, all of their reported business equipment for 2016 is prepopulated to the 2017 online reporting system.
Online reporting creates an electronic repository that lets businesses access submissions from previous years. Businesses can also use the sort and filter functions to quickly locate assets that need to be updated or deleted. Finally, online reporting eliminates the cost of postage for businesses and gives them confirmation that we’ve received the report.
Businesses need to report heavy equipment, manufacturing and mining equipment, farm and ranch equipment, oil and gas equipment, and miscellaneous equipment. For more information, visit revenue.mt.gov or call toll free 1-866-859-2254 or, in Helena, 444-6900.
Molly A. Petersen
Acting Public Information Officer
Montana Department of Revenue
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