Resort Tax Funding

How Resort Tax Collections are Appropriated

The Big Sky Resort Area District appropriates resort tax funding on an annual basis. The funding supports local services and programs including a post office; ambulance and other emergency medical services; public transportation systems; tourism development; and other services that provide for the public health, safety, and welfare within the Big Sky Resort Area District. With the contribution of the many entities that serve Big Sky, we are Better Together.

2019-2020 Appropriation Meeting Dates
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. | Resort Tax Office
QUESTION & ANSWER: June 3, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
APPROPRIATIONS MEETING: June 10, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center 

View this year’s applications

WELCOME TO THE 2020 RESORT TAX APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS

The public is welcome at all meetings and will be given the opportunity to comment on the applications.

How To Apply For Resort Tax Funding

We offer an opportunity to ask questions about our application process. We are holding meeting on April 2nd 2019. We will hold the session 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Resort Tax Office in the Town Center above Grizzly Outfitters at 11 Lone Peak Drive, Suite 204.

If your organization or its programming is located within the boundaries of the Big Sky Resort Area District and it provides a service, program, or project that provides for the public health, safety and welfare of the greater Big Sky Resort Area District community, you may apply for an Appropriation of resort tax funds.

As required by law, an applicant must be a legal entity formed under the laws of the State of Montana. The purpose of the appropriation request must be within the purposes of the District’s Legal Ordinance NO. 98-01, as amended, and must benefit the community at large, and not a single person, organization or corporation. The applicant must be “an entity” that is capable of both “legally and practically” carrying out the purpose of the appropriation. The applicant must be a governmental unit, corporation, or limited partnership with the capability of being legally bound by the Appropriation Agreement.

2019-2020 Resort Tax Application for Funding

Applications for 2019-2020 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Application at the link below. The second attachment is an Excel spreadsheet (without formulas) to use for easier calculations on questions 2-5. If the PDF is not opening as a fillable form, or if you have other questions, please contact the District office at info@resorttax.org or 406-995-3234.

2019-2020-Resort-Tax-Application (Fillable PDF- Required)
2019-2020 Excel Template for Application Questions 2-5 2019-2020 Excel Template for Application Questions 2-5 (Optional tool for calculations)

2019-2020 Appropriations Results

Please view the 2019-2020 Resort Tax Appropriations Results. Thanks to everyone involved.

RESORT TAX APPROPRIATIONS.2020_Final

Historical Resort Tax Funds Appropriations

Are you interested in knowing the total appropriations made since the Big Sky Resort Area District began? Please download the Annual Appropriations report for current and historical resort tax appropriation data. This spreadsheet will be updated annually.

Annual Appropriations Summary
Annual Appropriations by Entity

View last year’s applications here

Other Questions

Visit our Resort Tax Funding FAQ’s for more common questions and answers or contact the District office.

2019-2020 Resort Tax Application for Rollover Funds

Applications for 2019-2020 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Application at the links below in either Word or PDF format.

2019-2020 Rollover Application

Bonding

If you have interest in bonding, please contact the Resort Tax office at 406.995.3234 or info@resorttax.org. Preliminary information is available in the links below.

Big Sky Resort Area District – Bond Schedule.pdf
SB0209.pdf
Bonding Capacity 7.5.18

Information for Resort Tax Appropriation Recipients

If your organization received resort tax funding, you may submit payment requests once your Appropriation Agreement has been fully executed.

Payments are made, to the best of our ability, every two weeks.

Final payment requests must be received by July 15. Your organization will also be required to submit a summary of your mission and/or successes accompanied by photographs.

If you have questions about your Appropriation, please contact the Administrative Officer.