By Elinor Smith
UM Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism 

Bill would give landlords tax break for renting below market


March 31, 2023

Supporters of a bill that would exempt Montana landlords from paying full property taxes if they rent their property below market value told the House Taxation Committee Monday that the bill could offer a much needed solution to the housing crisis, and provide affordable housing for renters.

Rep. Julie Dooling, R-Helena, is the sponsor of House Bill 848. She said the bill was designed to combat rising property taxes that she says end up putting both landlords and renters in a bind.

“There was a time when I was living paycheck to paycheck to paycheck trying to provide for myself and my son. And...

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