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The Montana Taxpayers Association 102nd Annual Meeting

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  •  December 6, 2023
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Montana Taxpayers Association 102nd Annual Meeting

Join us for the most important Montana Taxpayers’ event of the year!

  • Economic Outlooks
  • Learn about the new tax policies and issues currently facing Montana taxpayers.
  • Interim activities that affect Montana taxes.
  • Approve and induct the MonTax Board of Directors for 2024

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
All-day event starting with registration at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT

Current Agenda of Speakers and Topics

  • Misty Ann Giles, Department of Administration Director – Distribution of Federal funds for broadband deployment in Montana.
  • John Hines, Northwestern Energy – Energy availability and grid capacity in Montana and the region.
  • Bob Brown, Former Secretary of State – Tribute to Chuck Johnson, longtime state political reporter and participant in our last two annual meetings.


  • Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Fred Nicely, Senior Tax Counsel, Council on State Taxation (COST)
  • Amy Watson, State Economist, Department of Labor – Economic outlook presentation.
  • Scott Mendenhall – Deputy Director, Derek Bell – Business & Income Tax Division, Rachael Milne – Tax Specialist for the Department of Revenue – Reappraisal, 2-year assessment cycle Centrally Assessed Properties, Change in Income Tax System for 2024
  • Chris Dorrington, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality – Reaction to the Held decision.
  • Senator John Esp, Representatives Jim Hamilton and Bill Mercer, and Nick Van Brown, Legislative Fiscal Division staff – Plans and activities of the Modernization and Risk Analysis (MARA) committee: Senator John Esp, Representative Jim Hamilton, Nick Van Brown, Legislative Fiscal Division Staff, and Dwaine Iverson, Montana Taxpayers Association Board Member.
  • Sam Schaefer, Fiscal Analyst – Update on state revenue and demographic changes in income taxpayers.


The event will wrap up with our excellent evening reception offering drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Member Fee: $110
Non-Member Fee: $135

Credits offered to attorneys and CPAs for attending.

Registration Due November 24, 2023

Thank you sponsors!

Sponsor the Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is a much-anticipated annual event bringing economic and tax policy experts and policymakers together. 

Sponsorship is important to the success of this event, where your sponsorship will be recognized throughout the day. Your company will be listed as a sponsor on prominent signage, poster boards, and the digital platform, and your logo will included on PowerPoint presentations.

To be a sponsor, send form by mail to:
Montana Taxpayers Association
PO Box 4909
Helena, MT 59604
or email it to [email protected].

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