MT Property Tax Relief Applications Due April 15
March 25, 2020 | View PDF
Montanans have through April 15 to apply for two programs that may reduce their property taxes.
The Property Tax Assistance Program (PTAP) helps Montana property owners with low incomes. Those who qualify can get a 30, 50, or 80% reduction of the tax rate on up to $200,000 of a home’s value.
The owner must have a total 2018 federal adjusted gross household income of less than $23,337 (if single) or $31,116 (if married or head of household). The applicant’s spouse’s income must be included in the total, even if they are not an owner of the property.
The Montana Disabled Veteran Program (MDV) helps 100% disabled veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses by reducing the property taxes on their homes.
To qualify, a veteran must have documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs showing 100% service-related disability. A surviving spouse must have VA documentation showing their spouse died in active duty or from a service-related disability rated as 100%.
Applicants must have 2018 federal adjusted gross income of less than $53,955 (if single), $62,256 (if married or head of household), or $47,038 (if an unmarried surviving spouse).
To qualify for either PTAP or the MDV program, you must own or currently be under contract to purchase your home, and must live in the home as your primary residence for at least seven months of the year.
Interested homeowners should return a completed Property Tax Assistance Program Application (Form PTAP) or Montana Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Application (Form MDV) to their local Montana Department of Revenue field office by April 15.
As long as you own and live in your home, your application will remain active. We will send you a letter each year with your current status in either program.
The applications (Form PTAP and Form MDV) are available at MTRevenue.gov by clicking “Forms.”