Tag: Tax

Montana Senators Introduce Bill to Make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced legislation to permanently extend the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit (ICPTC). The ICPTC provides a crucial tax incentive to level the playing field for future development of the tribal coal resources that are currently subject to more regulatory requirements than comparable development on private, state or federal lands. The credit protects the economic viability of existing tribal coal mining projects, which support much-needed tribal jobs and provide a major source of non-Federal revenue for coal-producing tribes. “The Indian Coal Production Tax Credit is an essential tool in Montana

Daines Salutes Montana Small Businesses on Senate Floor

Senator Steve Daines today saluted Montana small businesses in recognition of National Small Business Week. During remarks made today on the Senate floor, Daines highlighted the important role that Montana small businesses hold in supporting Montana’s economy and creating good-paying Montana jobs. Daines also outlined many of the challenges facing Montana’s small businesses, and called for reforms that reduce Washington’s regulatory overreach, simplify the nation’s tax code and repeals and replaces Obamacare and its job-killing mandates. Below are key excerpts from Daines’ floor speech: “During ‘National Small Business Week,’ we recognize all of the hardworking Montana men and women who

NBC Montana: MT Republicans push repeal of ‘Death Tax’

MISSOULA, Mont. – On tax day, Senator Steve Daines, (R) Montana, Representative Ryan Zinke, (R) Montana, and the Montana Republican Party touted their support of a bill that would eliminate the federal estate tax. Republicans call it the death tax. In a press release, the Montana Republican Party said the measure would “protect 28,000 Montana farms and ranches from being unfairly punished by the federal government and ensure that future generations don’t face bankruptcy when their family farm is passed down to their children.” However, we did some digging and found that the number of people affected by the estate

On Tax Day, Daines Continues Fight to Repeal Death Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today marked “Tax Day” by continuing his efforts to stand up for hardworking Montanans and repeal the death tax. Daines has signed on as a cosponsor to S.860 the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, which would permanently repeal the federal estate tax, commonly known as the death tax. This bill would effectively end a long-standing tax on family farms, ranches, and businesses upon the death of an owner. “On tax day, we are once again reminded that our nation’s tax code places an undue burden and unnecessary hardship on hardworking Montana families, small businesses, farmers and ranchers,” Daines stated. “The death tax is a direct

Daines Investigates Importance of Coal to Tribal Economies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today chaired a Senate Indian Affairs Committee (SCIA) field hearing in Crow Agency, Montana on empowering Indian Country. Daines examined the need to responsibly develop coal resources as a vital component of the tribal economies along with the importance of access to international markets. Daines spoke with Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) harmful policies that stand in the way of the tribes’ ability to develop their coal resources and create good paying jobs. Daines also questioned Chairman Old Coyote on the economic benefits of making permanent the Indian Production Coal Tax Credit. 

Daines Works to Encourage Job Creation, Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Steve Daines today announced that he has introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in Montana and across the nation. Daines joined Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) in introducing the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2015. This legislation would make permanent the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, provide an annual allocation of credits indexed to inflation, and exempt NMTC investments from the Alternative Minimum Tax. NMTC attracts capital to low-income communities by providing private investors with a 39 percent federal tax credit for investments made in

Daines, Tester introduce bill to permanently ban government from taxing Internet

(U.S. Senate) –Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines today introduced a bill to permanently ban federal, state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. The Senators’ bill, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, would permanently extend the current moratorium on taxing Internet access that is set to expire on October 1, 2015.  Montana is one of a few states that would automatically impose a 3.75 percent tax on Internet access if the moratorium is lifted. “The Internet provides instant access to information, allows small businesses to compete in a global marketplace, and strengthens education and health care,” Tester

Daines Statement on Obama’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016: “It’s no coincidence that the President is releasing his budget on Groundhog Day – it’s yet another budget that never balances, bursting with massive big government spending and burdensome taxes and regulations that have become the unfortunate trademark of the Obama administration. Instead of repeating the same failed agenda that has proven to be wrong for Montana, the President should join the Senate in balancing the budget and working toward commonsense solutions that encourage economic opportunity, grow good-paying

Daines Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address: “Montanans don’t need more tax increases and more government spending— we need more good-paying jobs. If the President is serious about creating jobs and growing our economy, his first step would be approving the Keystone XL pipeline.  Montanans deserve real solutions and results, not more partisan gridlock. I’ll continue fighting for commonsense, bipartisan solutions that grow our economy, lower energy prices, and put hardworking middle class Montanans first.” Video of Daines’ remarks may be viewed here.  ###