Montana's Property Tax Rebate is a rebate of up to $675 a year of property taxes paid on a principal residence. There are rebates available for property taxes paid for both the 2022 and 2023 tax years.
How much is the rebate?
The rebate is equal to the property taxes of your principal Montana residence or $675, whichever is less. For example, if your property taxes totaled $500 for the 2022 tax year, the rebate would be worth $500. If the property taxes totaled $1200, the rebate would be $675.
How do I qualify for the rebate?
Each rebate is only available to taxpayers who were billed and paid Montana property taxes on their main home during the corresponding tax year. To qualify, during each year, you must have:
- Owned a Montana residence for at least seven months,
- lived in the same Montana residence for at least seven months,
- had property taxes, including special assessments and other fees, billed on this residence, and
- paid those property taxes on this residence.
Note: you can still claim the rebate if you moved into Montana during the tax year as long as you meet the qualifications listed above.
How do I claim the rebate?
You can claim the 2022 tax year rebate online through Montana's TransAction Portal, or by paper form beginning August 15, 2023. Montana will release more information regarding how you can claim the rebate on their website in mid-July.
You can start submitting claims for the 2023 rebate on August 15, 2024. The claim must be filed by October 1, 2024.
How will I receive the money?
When you file the claim you will specify how you wish to receive the rebate.