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Montana - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 27, 2017 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more

Beaverhead County

1,201

1,410

1,486

1,657

1,684

Big Horn County

966

1,134

1,195

1,332

1,354

Blaine County

1,180

1,386

1,461

1,629

1,655

Broadwater County

1,303

1,531

1,613

1,798

1,828

Carbon County

1,263

1,483

1,563

1,743

1,771

Carter County

1,327

1,558

1,642

1,831

1,860

Cascade County

1,239

1,456

1,534

1,710

1,738

Chouteau County

1,131

1,329

1,400

1,561

1,586

Custer County

1,112

1,306

1,376

1,534

1,559

Daniels County

1,143

1,343

1,415

1,578

1,603

Dawson County

1,173

1,378

1,452

1,619

1,645

Deer Lodge County

1,028

1,207

1,272

1,418

1,441

Fallon County

1,037

1,219

1,284

1,432

1,455

Fergus County

1,079

1,268

1,336

1,490

1,514

Flathead County

1,382

1,624

1,711

1,908

1,939

Gallatin County

1,566

1,839

1,938

2,161

2,196

Garfield County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Glacier County

1,080

1,269

1,337

1,491

1,515

Golden Valley County

1,053

1,237

1,303

1,453

1,476

Granite County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Hill County

1,162

1,365

1,438

1,603

1,629

Jefferson County

1,446

1,699

1,790

1,996

2,028

Judith Basin County

1,093

1,284

1,353

1,509

1,533

Lake County

1,340

1,574

1,659

1,850

1,880

Lewis and Clark County

1,374

1,614

1,701

1,897

1,927

Liberty County

886

1,040

1,096

1,222

1,242

Lincoln County

1,148

1,349

1,421

1,584

1,610

Madison County

1,328

1,560

1,644

1,833

1,863

McCone County

1,203

1,413

1,489

1,660

1,687

Meagher County

1,172

1,377

1,451

1,618

1,644

Mineral County

1,294

1,520

1,602

1,786

1,815

Missoula County

1,481

1,740

1,833

2,044

2,077

Musselshell County

1,188

1,395

1,470

1,639

1,666

Park County

1,336

1,570

1,654

1,844

1,874

Petroleum County

1,116

1,311

1,381

1,540

1,565

Phillips County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Pondera County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Powder River County

1,282

1,506

1,587

1,770

1,798

Powell County

1,033

1,214

1,279

1,426

1,449

Prairie County

949

1,114

1,174

1,309

1,330

Ravalli County

1,338

1,572

1,656

1,846

1,876

Richland County

1,220

1,433

1,510

1,684

1,711

Roosevelt County

980

1,151

1,213

1,352

1,374

Rosebud County

1,136

1,334

1,406

1,568

1,593

Sanders County

1,217

1,429

1,506

1,679

1,706

Sheridan County

1,201

1,411

1,487

1,658

1,685

Silver Bow County

1,066

1,252

1,319

1,471

1,494

Stillwater County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Sweet Grass County

1,325

1,556

1,640

1,829

1,858

Teton County

1,184

1,390

1,465

1,633

1,660

Toole County

1,060

1,245

1,312

1,463

1,486

Treasure County

1,170

1,374

1,448

1,615

1,641

Valley County

1,063

1,248

1,315

1,466

1,490

Wheatland County

981

1,152

1,214

1,354

1,375

Wibaux County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Yellowstone County

1,366

1,604

1,690

1,884

1,915


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