Red Lodge, Montana

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Resort Tax

New Red Lodge Resort Tax Rules Explained

At last night’s City Council meeting, the new resort tax ordinance #901 passed with little fanfare. The gist of the regulations remain the same: The tax rate is 3%, it applies to transactions within the City limits, and it is intended to apply to luxury items, not necessities of life. If you wish to read… Read More ›

Snow clearing

Snow removal: Red Lodge rules and regulations

Life is much easier when everybody plays by the same set of rules. Unfortunately, there are times when the rules change out from under us and we don’t notice. Ideally, everybody would be following the City Council meetings and keeping close notes on decisions by the County Commissioners, but few of us actually do so…. Read More ›

Resort Tax

Red Lodge Resort Tax Review, Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1 two weeks ago, the City of Red Lodge is currently reviewing the resort tax ordinance and making changes to it. When a proposed new version of the ordinance was released, a lot of merchants — and taxpayers — were pretty upset about it. I wrote a letter to the… Read More ›

Resort Tax

Red Lodge Resort Tax Review, Part 1

As all Red Lodge residents (and most visitors) know, we have a 3% “resort tax” in this city. Basically, it’s a sales tax in a state without sales taxes. A handful of other communities around the state have resort taxes, including West Yellowstone and Big Sky. Please see the updates in Part 2 of this… Read More ›