Big Sky Resort Area District (BSRAD) keeps the wheels of Big Sky moving by use of a luxury tax. Since 1993, the district has awarded nearly $73.2 million to area organizations. To facilitate those allocations there has been a time-intensive application process, demanding of both applicants and the board.
Big Sky Resort Area District
The Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) Fall Funding Cycle is set to have final appropriations by Nov. 12. after two meetings. This is the first year funding has been split into spring and fall, but COVID-19 presented so many unknowns that the board decided to show caution.
The decision was made at the December 21 Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors meeting to move forward in drafting legislation with Taylor Luther Group, PLLC that – if approved at the legislative session – would raise the threshold of resort tax at the state level from three to four percent.
Highlights of the December 12 Big Sky Resort Area Tax District board meeting include fees for paper remittances, changes in staffing structure and developments in resort tax legislation. We know not everyone can make these meetings, so here’s a rundown on what was covered.
Paper remittance fee begins Feb. 1
It’s the closest thing Big Sky has to a city council budget meeting—the annual resort tax allocation, held on June 18 at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Jamey Kabisch, chair of the resort tax board, kicked things off, saying, “Let’s go through the funds available.”