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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Building a Better Broadus Event

Tonight at the Powder River Historical Museum at 5:30pm
Stop by the Gardner & Billing CPAs banner to learn about the services we offer in our community

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tax Extension Deadline is Approaching

If you requested an extension to file your personal income taxes back in April, it's time to put it back at the top of your To-Do List.  

It's important to remember that an extension of time to file is NOT an extension of time to pay, so if you owe taxes, the longer you wait, the more additional interest you'll end up owing. 

The final filing deadline is October 15th or you'll also get hit with late filing penalties, so don't put it off any longer!  

We welcome new and existing clients to contact us with any questions you have!  We're here to help.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Start of 2020 UCR Registration Period is Delayed



If you operate a truck or bus in interstate or international commerce there is a federal law that applies to your business. The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with Montana and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.

A "commercial motor vehicle" is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
  1. has a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
  2. is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver); or
  3. is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
To avoid delays, it is highly recommended that you register on-line. Go to https://plan.ucr.gov/ and follow the step-by-step instructions. Payments may be made on-line using MasterCard, Visa or e-Check.

Annual registration is typically scheduled to open on October 1st and registrants must complete UCR registration and pay UCR fees before January 1 of the registration year. After that date, the registration fee are still due, but a non-registrant may then be subjected to state enforcement action.

However, the start of the 2020 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process on fee levels for next year. A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on August 27.

Once the final rulemaking is published later this year, thereby officially establishing UCR fees for 2020, the UCR Board of Directors will recommend that states delay enforcement for three (3) months from the start of the registration period.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Full Time Hours

As of this week, our office goes back to regular full-time hours. We'll be open Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm 
(closed for lunch between 12-1).