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Sending our wishes for a Happy New Year ~ May 2015 bring you love, light and cheer!

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Tax Extender Bill is Signed into Law

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Gardner & Billing CPAs!

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BREAKING NEWS IN TAX EXTENDER LEGISLATION

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Montana's Minimum Wage to Increase $.15 January 1, 2015

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(Helena, MT) Montanans earning minimum wage will see an increase from $7.90 per hour to $8.05 per hour on January 1, 2015. An estimated 12,850 Montana workers, or 2.9 percent of the workforce, received hourly wages less than​ $8.05 per hour in 2014 and are likely to receive higher wages due to the 2015 minimum wage increase.

Gov. Steve Bullock welcomed the increase. "People who work full time for a living shouldn’t be living in poverty. Higher wages ensure that working Montana families aren't falling behind and are able to make ends meet," Bullock said. "Montana's leading our country in economic growth by making sure our workers earn a decent wage and they have the skills for the jobs we're creating."

In 2006, Bullock led a coalition that, through a voter's initiative, raised Montana's minimum wage and provided automatic adjustments for inflation increases. That measure garnered 73 percent of the vote.

“By tying our minimum wage to the C…

Thinking Outside the Box

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