More Than Half Have Received Tax Rebates

By Beacon Staff

HELENA (AP) – More than half of those eligible for the $400 Montana property tax rebate have received it.

The director of the Montana Department of Revenue says that 133,000 households have received the rebate. A total of $100 million has been earmarked to pay for the rebate checks.

Dan Bucks says 75 percent of those eligible have applied for the rebate. His agency currently has a two-week backlog in processing applications.

The rebate was advanced by Governor Brian Schweitzer and authorized by the Montana Legislature earlier this year.

The one-time property-tax refund goes to people who owned and lived in their home as a primary residence for at least seven months in 2006.

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