Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue is mailing livestock reporting forms this week to Montanans who own livestock and need to meet upcoming reporting and payment deadlines.
About 21,000 Montanans who reported last year will receive reporting forms. To make reporting easier, the department prepopulated the forms with statewide livestock information that is organized by county.
All livestock owners need to report by March 1, 2016, any livestock they own as of February 1. You can submit the hardcopy form you receive or file online at ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov.
Livestock owners who have not reported in the past need to report online or fill out a reporting form available at revenue.mt.gov or pick up a form at their local Department of Revenue office.
Starting this year, a new law changes the payment schedule. Livestock per capita fees are due May 31 instead of November 30 to decrease the time between reporting and payment. Livestock owners are now able to report and pay online at the same time and track their reporting history.
“The department wants to make it more convenient for livestock owners to report their livestock and pay their fees,” said Director Mike Kadas, Montana Department of Revenue. “The online system is efficient and secure, which makes it easier for livestock owners to do business in Montana.”
For more information, visit ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov or call toll free (866) 859-2254, in Helena 444-6900.
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Source: Montana Department of Revenue