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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 26, 2018 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 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Beaverhead County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Big Horn County 1,022 1,200 1,265 1,410 1,433
Blaine County 1,217 1,429 1,506 1,679 1,706
Broadwater County 1,319 1,550 1,633 1,821 1,850
Carbon County 1,312 1,541 1,624 1,811 1,840
Carter County 1,444 1,696 1,787 1,993 2,025
Cascade County 1,269 1,491 1,571 1,752 1,780
Chouteau County 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Custer County 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Daniels County 1,105 1,297 1,367 1,524 1,549
Dawson County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Deer Lodge County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Fallon County 1,059 1,244 1,311 1,462 1,485
Fergus County 1,042 1,223 1,289 1,437 1,460
Flathead County 1,400 1,645 1,733 1,932 1,963
Gallatin County 1,623 1,907 2,009 2,240 2,276
Garfield County 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Glacier County 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627
Golden Valley County 968 1,137 1,198 1,336 1,357
Granite County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Hill County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Jefferson County 1,483 1,741 1,835 2,046 2,079
Judith Basin County 1,126 1,323 1,394 1,554 1,579
Lake County 1,391 1,633 1,721 1,919 1,950
Lewis and Clark County 1,407 1,652 1,741 1,941 1,973
Liberty County 1,054 1,238 1,305 1,455 1,479
Lincoln County 1,184 1,390 1,465 1,633 1,660
McCone County 1,351 1,587 1,672 1,864 1,894
Madison County 1,346 1,581 1,666 1,858 1,888
Meagher County 1,212 1,424 1,500 1,673 1,700
Mineral County 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
Missoula County 1,505 1,768 1,863 2,077 2,111
Musselshell County 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Park County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Petroleum County 1,076 1,264 1,332 1,485 1,509
Phillips County 1,157 1,359 1,432 1,597 1,622
Pondera County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Powder River County 1,349 1,585 1,670 1,862 1,892
Powell County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Prairie County 922 1,083 1,141 1,272 1,293
Ravalli County 1,341 1,575 1,660 1,851 1,881
Richland County 1,324 1,554 1,638 1,826 1,856
Roosevelt County 1,039 1,220 1,286 1,434 1,457
Rosebud County 1,169 1,373 1,447 1,613 1,639
Sanders County 1,248 1,465 1,544 1,722 1,749
Sheridan County 1,225 1,439 1,516 1,690 1,718
Silver Bow County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Stillwater County 1,411 1,657 1,746 1,947 1,978
Sweet Grass County 1,383 1,625 1,712 1,909 1,940
Teton County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Toole County 1,113 1,308 1,378 1,536 1,561
Treasure County 1,388 1,630 1,718 1,916 1,946
Valley County 1,083 1,272 1,340 1,494 1,518
Wheatland County 1,019 1,197 1,261 1,406 1,429
Wibaux County 1,159 1,361 1,434 1,599 1,625
Yellowstone County 1,417 1,665 1,754 1,956 1,987

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