Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 1. In-Lieu Payments for Taxes

Procedure For Subdivisions Other Than County To Deal Directly With United States

7-6-107. Procedure for subdivisions other than county to deal directly with United States. (1) If the United States declines to deal with a board with respect to any political subdivision whose jurisdictional limits are within or coextensive with the limits of the county or in the event the jurisdictional limits of a political subdivision lie in more than one county, that subdivision is hereby:

(a) authorized to make request of the United States for payments of such sums in lieu of taxes as the United States may agree to pay; and

(b) empowered to enter into agreements with the United States for the performance by the subdivision of services for the benefit of a project and for the payment by the United States to the subdivision, in one or more installments, of such sums in lieu of taxes.

(2) The amount of such payment may be based upon the cost of performing such services during the period of the agreement, after taking into consideration the benefits to be derived by the subdivision from the project, but shall not be in excess of the taxes which would result to the political subdivision for the period if the real property of the project within the political subdivision were taxable. Whenever any payment is received by a subdivision under an agreement entered into pursuant to this section, the governing body of such subdivision shall issue a receipt for such payment.

History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 59, L. 1939; R.C.M. 1947, 84-5513.