IRS Logo
Print - Click this link to Print this page

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 28, 2016 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 1,141 1,340 1,412 1,574 1,600
Big Horn County 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290
Blaine County 1,076 1,264 1,332 1,485 1,509
Broadwater County 1,244 1,461 1,539 1,716 1,744
Carbon County 1,225 1,439 1,516 1,690 1,718
Carter County 1,370 1,610 1,696 1,891 1,922
Cascade County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Chouteau County 1,105 1,298 1,368 1,525 1,550
Custer County 1,063 1,248 1,315 1,466 1,490
Daniels County 1,096 1,287 1,356 1,512 1,536
Dawson County 1,131 1,329 1,400 1,561 1,586
Deer Lodge County 974 1,144 1,206 1,345 1,366
Fallon County 984 1,156 1,218 1,358 1,380
Fergus County 1,073 1,260 1,328 1,481 1,505
Flathead County 1,363 1,601 1,687 1,881 1,911
Gallatin County 1,514 1,778 1,874 2,090 2,123
Garfield County 1,006 1,182 1,245 1,388 1,411
Glacier County 1,016 1,194 1,258 1,403 1,425
Golden Valley County 1,169 1,373 1,447 1,613 1,639
Granite County 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Hill County 1,127 1,324 1,395 1,555 1,581
Jefferson County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Judith Basin County 1,060 1,245 1,312 1,463 1,486
Lake County 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Lewis and Clark County 1,350 1,586 1,671 1,863 1,893
Liberty County 870 1,022 1,077 1,201 1,220
Lincoln County 1,099 1,291 1,360 1,516 1,541
Madison County 1,385 1,627 1,714 1,911 1,942
McCone County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Meagher County 1,014 1,191 1,255 1,399 1,422
Mineral County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Missoula County 1,445 1,697 1,788 1,994 2,026
Musselshell County 1,130 1,327 1,398 1,559 1,584
Park County 1,286 1,511 1,592 1,775 1,804
Petroleum County 1,154 1,355 1,428 1,592 1,618
Phillips County 1,021 1,199 1,263 1,408 1,431
Pondera County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Powder River County 1,167 1,370 1,444 1,610 1,636
Powell County 1,016 1,194 1,258 1,403 1,425
Prairie County 943 1,107 1,167 1,301 1,322
Ravalli County 1,320 1,551 1,634 1,822 1,851
Richland County 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Roosevelt County 951 1,117 1,177 1,312 1,334
Rosebud County 1,117 1,312 1,383 1,542 1,567
Sanders County 1,145 1,345 1,417 1,580 1,605
Sheridan County 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Silver Bow County 1,022 1,200 1,265 1,410 1,433
Stillwater County 1,324 1,554 1,638 1,826 1,856
Sweet Grass County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Teton County 1,138 1,337 1,409 1,571 1,596
Toole County 1,016 1,194 1,258 1,403 1,425
Treasure County 1,030 1,210 1,275 1,422 1,445
Valley County 1,053 1,237 1,303 1,453 1,476
Wheatland County 962 1,130 1,191 1,328 1,349
Wibaux County 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Yellowstone County 1,319 1,549 1,632 1,820 1,849

Rate the Small Business and Self-Employed Website

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 06-Sep-2016