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Average tax refund in Montana ranks the lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Montana ranked 50th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Montana posts 20th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Montana ranked 20th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Golden Valley County has fastest growing local economy in Montana

Golden Valley County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Montana in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Montana rank 19th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Montana ranked 19th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Montana ranks 20th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Montana finished 20th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 59401 in Great Falls has 2,365th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 59401 zip code area was 141 in the third quarter of 2018, a three-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Montana ranks 6th most reliant on federal aid

Montana finished sixth in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Montana ranks 21st best on unemployment insurances taxes

Montana finished 21st in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: Montana ranks 12th best in corporate tax study

Montana finished 12th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Montana ranks 22nd best in state income tax study

Montana finished 22nd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Rocky Mountain College ranked most selective of Montana schools

Rocky Mountain College was ranked the most exclusive school in Montana, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Analysis: 2 Montana medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Two Montana medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Montana ranks 3rd best in sales tax study

Montana finished third in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Montana has 36th highest average credit card debt

Montana finished 36th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Montana ranks 10th best on property tax study

Montana finished 10th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Montana House members rank 17th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Montana ranked 17th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Montana ranks No. 12 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Montana was rated 12th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Montana ranked 12th most affected by government shutdown

Montana ranked No. 12 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Montana ranked No. 5 in 2019 business climate index

Montana finished at No. 5 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

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