Fair and Adequate Taxes

Our taxes are the way we combine resources, through government, to get things done that we can’t do as individuals: educate our children, build and maintain transportation infrastructure, provide police and fire protection, keep our air and water clean, promote public health, and maintain a social safety net. The Montana Budget and Policy Center believes that good tax policy is both fair to taxpayers and also adequate to provide the government programs, services, and infrastructure essential to maintaining healthy communities and families.

Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country. Part 1 – Individual Tribal Members

July 25, 2017 Few people understand the nuances of how taxes work in Indian Country. As a result, taxation authority in Indian Country has been one of the most litigated issues between tribes, states, and local governments. Furthermore, there is much misinformation and many missed opportunities for innovative and mutually beneficial inter-governmental collaborations that respect tribal sovereignty. 

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July 20, 2017
Few people understand the nuances of how taxes work in Indian Country. As a result, taxation authority in Indian Country has been one of the most litigated issues between tribes, states, and local governments.