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Bullock proposes amendment to ban sales tax in Montana

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Zero percent sales tax in Montana is what Gov. Steve Bullock proposed in downtown Helena on Wednesday. 

Montana’s constitution currently says statewide sales could be imposed, but capped at 4%.

Bullock is proposing an amendment to the state constitution to strike even the possibility of a blanket sales tax.

“So I propose to end this discussion of a statewide sales tax for good. I think that Montana voters will once again agree that our constitution needs to reflect our Montana values, and Montanans don’t value a statewide general sales tax, period,” said Bullock.

Republican opponent Greg Gianforte’s campaign fired back against this plan releasing this statement to MTN News:

“It’s sad that career politician Steve Bullock has to resort to stunts like this to cover his failed record on tax relief for Montanans. If this was a serious proposal then why does he wait 4 years to propose it? He’s still yet to make any serious tax proposals. Back in April, Greg Gianforte proposed his 406 Tax Plan, which states that there will be no sales tax in Montana. The “‘0’ stands for zero sales tax.”

-Ron Catlett, Press Secretary, Greg for Montana

Bullock’s proposal needs two-thirds of the legislature to pass, then voted on in the November 2018 general election.

If approved, it would go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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