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The Finance & Budget Department, SID Administration, and IT Department are working with the Treasurer and County Assessor to finalizing the tax billing process to generate the tax statements for Silver Bow County. Tax Statements will be in the mail by November 1st.
The table below illustrates how taxes are distributed for local government services for every $100,000 in residential market value for fiscal year 2022 in comparison with fiscal year 2021. As represented in the chart, for every $100,000 in market value the residential customers would see a tax decrease of $20.25. This does not necessarily mean individuals will automatically see reduction in their property tax bills. Per Montana Code Annotated, 15-7-111, the State of Montana Department of Revenue must reappraise certain classes of property including residential and commercial property under a 2-year cycle. Fiscal year 2022 (tax year 2021), is a year that the reappraisal cycle is implemented. The average increase for property in the community was approximately 4.53%. Therefore, an increase in the appraised value may increase the overall amount of taxes due. The local government took this into consideration when developing the budget and worked diligently to limit the tax burden on homeowners and businesses within the community.
For most residents and businesses, the first half property taxes will be due by December 2, 2021, with the second half due by June 2, 2022. The stub on the tax statement clearly states the due dates of tax payments.
In addition to preparation of the taxes, the independent audit of the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow’s financial statements, internal controls, and federal grant awards is underway for fiscal year 2021. The audit is being conducted by Newland and Company, PC and scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2021.