Montana Tax Information

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Montana has no general sales tax. Also Oregon, New Hampshire, Alaska, Delaware.

 

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Montana’s 2008 Business Tax Climate Ranks 6th

The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business:
1. corporate taxes
2. individual income taxes
3. sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes
4. taxes on property, including residential and commercial property.
Neighboring states ranked as follows: Idaho (31st), Wyoming (1st), North Dakota (30th), and South Dakota (2nd).
Montana’s Corporate Income Tax SystemMontana’s corporate tax is a flat rate of 6.75% for all corporate income. Montana’s rate ranks 28th highest nationally, among states collecting corporate an income tax. In 2006, per capita state-level corporate tax collections, minus local taxes, were $162.68, ranking Montana 18th highest nationally.
Montana’s Individual Income Tax System 

Montana’s personal income tax system is comprised of seven separate tax brackets with the highest rate at 6.9%, for income level above $14,899. Therefore, Montana ranks 15th highest among states levying individual income taxes. Montana’s 2005 individual income tax collections averaged $763 per person, ranking Montana 26th highest nationally.

Montana’s State/Local Tax Burden Is Well Below National AverageEstimated at 8.6% of income, Montana’s state and local tax burden percentage comes in at 40th nationally, which is significantly below the national average of 9.7%. Montana taxpayers pay $3,158 per capita in local and state taxes. Since 1977, Montana has dropped 22 places, due mainly to maintaining a zero rate on general sales.
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Montana Property Taxes Are ModestMontana is one of 37 states levying both state and local property taxes. As in the majority of states, local governments collect substantially more. Montana’s local governments collected $774,842,000 in property taxes in fiscal year 2004. Unlike most other states, Montana collects significant property taxes, for instance collecting $183,937,000 during Fiscal year 2002, which adds up to a combined state/local property tax collection of $958,779,000, or $1034 per capita, ranking Montana 20th nationally.
Federal Tax Burdens and Expenditures: Montana the “Beneficiary State”Per dollar of federal taxes paid, Montana taxpayers receive more federal funding compared to the average state. Per dollar of federal tax collected in 2005, Montana citizens got back approximately $1.47 of federal spending, ranking the state 11th highest nationally. This represents a slight increase from the 1995 level, which was 6th nationally, and at which time Montana received $1.46 per dollar of taxes in federal spending.

In 2007, the amount of federal spending Montana’s neighbors received per dollar of federal tax collected were Idaho-$1.21, Wyoming-$1.11, North Dakota-$1.68, South Dakota-$1.53.