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 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Beaverhead County

1,235

1,450

1,528

1,704

1,731

Big Horn County

1,118

1,313

1,384

1,543

1,568

Blaine County

1,242

1,459

1,537

1,714

1,741

Broadwater County

1,359

1,596

1,682

1,875

1,906

Carbon County

1,381

1,622

1,709

1,906

1,936

Carter County

1,300

1,527

1,609

1,794

1,823

Cascade County

1,298

1,524

1,606

1,791

1,820

Chouteau County

1,167

1,370

1,444

1,610

1,636

Custer County

1,227

1,441

1,518

1,693

1,720

Daniels County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Dawson County

1,248

1,465

1,544

1,722

1,749

Deer Lodge County

1,004

1,179

1,242

1,385

1,407

Fallon County

1,084

1,274

1,342

1,496

1,520

Fergus County

1,092

1,283

1,352

1,507

1,532

Flathead County

1,397

1,641

1,729

1,928

1,959

Gallatin County

1,660

1,949

2,054

2,290

2,327

Garfield County

1,143

1,342

1,414

1,577

1,602

Glacier County

1,189

1,397

1,472

1,641

1,668

Golden Valley County

1,016

1,194

1,258

1,403

1,425

Granite County

1,295

1,521

1,603

1,787

1,816

Hill County

1,218

1,430

1,507

1,680

1,707

Jefferson County

1,499

1,760

1,855

2,068

2,102

Judith Basin County

1,196

1,405

1,480

1,650

1,677

Lake County

1,402

1,647

1,735

1,935

1,966

Lewis and Clark County

1,447

1,700

1,791

1,997

2,029

Liberty County

1,112

1,306

1,376

1,534

1,559

Lincoln County

1,207

1,418

1,494

1,666

1,693

McCone County

1,469

1,725

1,818

2,027

2,060

Madison County

1,379

1,620

1,707

1,903

1,934

Meagher County

1,171

1,375

1,449

1,616

1,642

Mineral County

1,317

1,547

1,630

1,817

1,847

Missoula County

1,559

1,831

1,929

2,151

2,186

Musselshell County

1,356

1,592

1,678

1,871

1,901

Park County

1,450

1,703

1,794

2,000

2,033

Petroleum County

1,198

1,407

1,483

1,654

1,680

Phillips County

1,141

1,340

1,412

1,574

1,600

Pondera County

1,075

1,262

1,330

1,483

1,507

Powder River County

1,261

1,481

1,561

1,741

1,769

Powell County

1,102

1,294

1,364

1,521

1,545

Prairie County

972

1,142

1,203

1,341

1,363

Ravalli County

1,382

1,623

1,710

1,907

1,937

Richland County

1,424

1,672

1,762

1,965

1,996

Roosevelt County

1,071

1,258

1,326

1,478

1,502

Rosebud County

1,164

1,367

1,440

1,606

1,632

Sanders County

1,273

1,495

1,575

1,756

1,784

Sheridan County

1,273

1,496

1,576

1,757

1,786

Silver Bow County

1,120

1,315

1,386

1,545

1,570

Stillwater County

1,438

1,689

1,780

1,985

2,017

Sweet Grass County

1,347

1,582

1,667

1,859

1,889

Teton County

1,200

1,409

1,485

1,656

1,683

Toole County

1,075

1,262

1,330

1,483

1,507

Treasure County

1,331

1,563

1,647

1,836

1,866

Valley County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Wheatland County

1,004

1,180

1,243

1,386

1,408

Wibaux County

1,100

1,292

1,361

1,518

1,542

Yellowstone County

1,452

1,705

1,797

2,004

2,036


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