Member Only Poll: Should Montana Implement a State Sales Tax?

Montana is one of only a literal hand full of US States that don’t have a state sales tax yet. Should Montana have a state sales tax? Vote in the poll below, share with your friends and make your case about why Montana should or should not implement a state sales tax in the comments below.


Should Montana Implement a State Sales Tax?
  • No 83%, 24 votes
    24 votes 83%
    24 votes - 83% of all votes
  • Yes 17%, 5 votes
    5 votes 17%
    5 votes - 17% of all votes
Total Votes: 29
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Ken Keiper

Once a sales tax is implemented it will begin creeping upward, just like the bed tax which affects Montanans more than tourists.

11/20/2018 2:36 pm
joseph gutzwiler

why not, montana businesses love to brag about how many millions of tourists come and trash our state each year , with 5 million visitors each paying , Say, $50 a piece in sales tax, that adds up to some pretty serious money, then figure the hunters , anglers, non-resident workers we're talkin big bucks,, and , only if a constitutional amendment has to be passed to increase it.

11/20/2018 2:58 pm

It's the camel's nose in the tent if it's implemented. You will NEVER control it once it starts; the lure of "free" money to a politician is just too great to be restrained.

11/21/2018 12:11 am
Anna Shchemelinin

Sales tax in Montana would be not a bad idea only in case if implementing this tax will automatically reduce Montana income tax so at the end Montana's taxpayers would pay less State taxes and the State revenues would be contributed by tourists. Since I don't remember any State proposal which would propose reducing Montana's State taxes, the answer is NO.

11/21/2018 3:24 am

Our food already cost higher then in most places. NO.

11/21/2018 7:21 pm