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Polaris is an unincorporated community in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Polaris has a post office with a ZIP code of 59746. Polaris lies in the heart of beautiful Grasshopper Valley, along the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway, southeast of Wisdom, Montana. Attractions to the Polaris area include Maverick Mountain Ski Area, Montana High Country Tours Lodge, the Grasshopper Inn, Elkhorn Hotsprings, Bannack State Park, and Crystal Park. Polaris is minutes from blue ribbon trout streams, hundreds of snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, and trail heads to mountain lakes. Hay, horse, and cattle production are among the major industries in Polaris, along with a rise in tourism and recreation. Originally, Polaris was a mining town with a general store, post office, and saloon. Hundreds of miners lived north of Polaris and worked the Elkhorn Mine and Coolidge Mine, among other smaller mines. Mail delivered to the Grasshopper Valley was processed at the Polaris post office and still is today.

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How did Montana earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Montana has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that Montana does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Montana has an effective property tax rate of 0.85%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Montana earned its state tax grade of C.

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