Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-4189. Simple interest on assessments. (1) Upon all special assessments and taxes levied and assessed in accordance with any of the provisions of this part, simple interest must be charged at an annual rate equal to the sum of:
     (a) 1/2 of 1% a year; plus
     (b) the average interest rate payable on the outstanding bonds or warrants of the special improvement district; plus
     (c) at the option of the city or town council, up to an additional 1/2 of 1% a year.
     (2) The city or town council may subsequently reduce or eliminate the additional interest rate allowed under subsection (1)(c). If the additional interest rate is reduced or eliminated, it may not be subsequently increased or reimposed.
     (3) The treasurer, in collecting the special assessment taxes if the taxes are payable in one installment, shall collect the interest as may be shown to be due on the taxes by the resolution levying the assessment. If the assessment is payable in installments, the treasurer shall, at the time of collecting the first installment, collect the interest as may be shown to be due on the assessment by the resolution levying the assessment, and the treasurer shall collect with each subsequent installment interest on the amount remaining unpaid.

     History: En. Sec. 21, Ch. 89, L. 1913; re-en. Sec. 5245, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 5245, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 51, L. 1937; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 234, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2227; amd. Sec. 46, Ch. 665, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 229, L. 1995.

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