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Once received, Grand Lodge will file the various Lodge
exemption applications together with a copy of the Grand
Lodge Articles of incorporation, the Grand Lodge Federal
Internal Revenue Service Group Tax Exempt Status letter
and our cover letter explaining the specific uses of the
property for Lodge meetings and functions.

  We must receive your application and supporting
documents by February 15, 2016 in order for us to have
sufficient time to prepare the group filing before March
1st.

  Grand Lodge is providing this group filing as a service
to the Lodges. If you prefer to file your own form directly
with the Montana Department of Revenue you may
certainly do so. If you chose to self-file, you will need
to provide the State with a copy of your by-laws, prepare
your own letter regarding the use of your temple building
and you will need to obtain a copy of the Grand Lodge
Group IRS Tax Exemption Letter.

  Please don’t or ignore this issue or delay getting the
information into Grand Lodge. If we don’t have the
information from your Lodge by February 15th, you will
be responsible for your own filing. Failure to complete
this filing by March 1st will subject your Lodge building to
property taxes that may otherwise be avoided.

  You can download Form AB-30R Real Property Tax
Ehtxtepm://prteivoennAuep.mplti.cgaotvio/Pnoarttathlse/9f/opllroowpeinrtgy/wfoebrmsist/eA: B30R.
pdf

  For more information on this Real Property Tax
Exemption Application you can call the Grand Treasurer
at 406-788-5030 or you may call the Montana Department
of Revenue at 406-444-5698.

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