Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why should I file a suspected tax fraud complaint?
A. Tax fraud hurts all of us. Tax fraud decreases the revenue available to fund essential state and local services. These services include funds for police and fire departments, highway improvements, libraries, schools, parks, hospitals, courts and more. Plus, fraud hurts the honest business owner.
Q. Is there a monetary reward for reporting suspected tax fraud?
A. No, there is no provision in Montana law or administrative rules that allows for a reward to be paid for reporting tax fraud.
However, although there is no monetary reward available for this specific purpose, the individuals who supply the information can receive a great deal of satisfaction knowing that they did their part in ensuring that all taxpayers in Montana pay their fair share of taxes and knowing that those who don’t pay will be held accountable.
Q. Will I be updated on the status of my complaint?
A. No. Because of confidentiality requirements, we cannot divulge to you the results of any pending investigation at any time. But please understand, we investigate every tip or report we receive.
Q. Can I report suspected tax fraud and remain anonymous?
A. Yes. If you wish to remain anonymous you should not give us your name or identifying information during the interview or when sending information. We will investigate all complaints, whether anonymous or not. We treat any information you provide as confidential unless compelled by law to do otherwise.
Last updated 12/19/2011 3:30:08 PM