Montana may be nicknamed the "Treasure State" because of its rich mineral reserves, but if you're moving to Montana you've probably discovered another reason (or two) why the state is such a treasure. Perhaps you're enthralled by the state's breathtaking mountains, or maybe you're looking to take advantage of the state's equitable tax system slowly expanding economy by moving to a city like Billings. No matter what the reason is, Montana residents will probably be thrilled to welcome you to their state, and Montana movers will be delighted to help you move there. To help get your adventure underway, I've compiled a brief Montana moving guide which contains useful information and helpful hints. Read on to find out how you can move to Montana as easily as possible.
Choosing Montana Movers
With dozens of Montana movers to choose from, there's no question that you'll find one that will meet your needs. But before that can happen, you'll need to do your homework. And doing proper research will ensure that you find the best moving service for your specific needs. For starters, make sure to interview (in person) no fewer than three Montana movers. Ask each one about his policies, services and fees. Make sure to ask about availability as well, as it's always frustrating when you settle on a moving company only to find out that they're not available when you need to move. Don't hesitate to ask for references and to speak to others who have used each moving company. Remember that Montana's population ranks 44th in the nation, and many Montana movers may be eager for business. Don't hesitate to use this information to leverage the best deal possible, even if you're already receiving other discounts.
Once you've gathered all the information you can make an informed and comfortable decision.
Applying for a Montana Driver's License
New Montana residents must apply for a non-commercial driver's license within 60 days of moving to Montana. Commercial license conversions must be requested within 30 days. You will need to prove both residency and authorized presence. You will also need to prove your identity with valid forms of identification. You may be required to pass written and practical driving exams. Passing a vision test is always required. Minors can begin to drive in Montana at age 14 upon completion of the proper forms and following the required guidelines. As such, those with a learner's permit should have no trouble transferring it to a Montana learner's permit until they can pass their driving exams.
When planning your budget or financial roadmap for your new life in Montana it's important to familiarize yourself with the state's tax requirements. The good news is that there's no sales tax in Montana (another reason why your friends and family will love coming to visit you!). The state's income tax is broken down into seven tax brackets which function as follows:
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Keeping these figures in mind will help you negotiate a salary that will meet your family's needs.
Good luck with your move to Montana!