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.

2018-2019 Appropriation Meeting Dates
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Resort Tax Office
QUESTION & ANSWER: June 4, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
APPROPRIATIONS MEETING: June 18, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (*Please note the date and time change)

-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

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.

2018-2019 Resort Tax Application for Appropriation

Applications for 2018-2019 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Instructions and Application at the links below.

Instructions
2018-2019 Application for Resort Tax Funds.doc
2018-2019 Application for Resort Tax Funds.pdf

2018-2019 Appropriations Results

Please view the 2018-2019 Resort Tax Appropriations Results. Thanks to everyone involved.

2018-2019 Resort Tax Appropriations

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.

2018-2019 Resort Tax Application for Rollover Funds

Applications for 2018-2019 Appropriations must be received (not postmarked) at the District office by the deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. For complete information, download the Instructions and Application at the links below.

Instructions
2018-2019 Rollover Application for Resort Tax Funds.pdf
2018-2019 Rollover Application for Resort Tax Funds.doc

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.