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 30, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Beaverhead County 1,275 1,498 1,578 1,759 1,788
Big Horn County 1,096 1,287 1,356 1,512 1,536
Blaine County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Broadwater County 1,378 1,619 1,706 1,902 1,933
Carbon County 1,491 1,751 1,845 2,057 2,090
Carter County 1,315 1,544 1,627 1,814 1,843
Cascade County 1,329 1,561 1,645 1,834 1,864
Chouteau County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Custer County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Daniels County 1,332 1,564 1,648 1,838 1,867
Dawson County 1,336 1,569 1,653 1,843 1,873
Deer Lodge County 1,067 1,254 1,321 1,473 1,497
Fallon County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Fergus County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Flathead County 1,446 1,699 1,790 1,996 2,028
Gallatin County 1,723 2,023 2,132 2,377 2,416
Garfield County 1,202 1,412 1,488 1,659 1,686
Glacier County 1,211 1,423 1,499 1,671 1,698
Golden Valley County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Granite County 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750
Hill County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Jefferson County 1,523 1,789 1,885 2,102 2,136
Judith Basin County 1,334 1,567 1,651 1,841 1,871
Lake County 1,441 1,693 1,784 1,989 2,021
Lewis and Clark County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Liberty County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Lincoln County 1,287 1,512 1,593 1,776 1,805
Madison County 1,415 1,662 1,751 1,952 1,984
McCone County 1,551 1,822 1,920 2,141 2,175
Meagher County 1,254 1,473 1,552 1,730 1,758
Mineral County 1,346 1,581 1,666 1,858 1,888
Missoula County 1,620 1,903 2,005 2,236 2,272
Musselshell County 1,458 1,713 1,805 2,013 2,045
Park County 1,454 1,707 1,799 2,006 2,038
Petroleum County 1,281 1,505 1,586 1,768 1,797
Phillips County 1,080 1,269 1,337 1,491 1,515
Pondera County 1,152 1,353 1,426 1,590 1,616
Powder River County 1,135 1,333 1,405 1,567 1,592
Powell County 1,194 1,403 1,478 1,648 1,675
Prairie County 1,025 1,203 1,268 1,414 1,437
Ravalli County 1,429 1,679 1,769 1,972 2,004
Richland County 1,406 1,651 1,740 1,940 1,971
Roosevelt County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Rosebud County 1,214 1,426 1,503 1,676 1,703
Sanders County 1,315 1,545 1,628 1,815 1,845
Sheridan County 1,338 1,572 1,656 1,846 1,876
Silver Bow County 1,147 1,348 1,420 1,583 1,609
Stillwater County 1,473 1,730 1,823 2,033 2,065
Sweet Grass County 1,334 1,567 1,651 1,841 1,871
Teton County 1,277 1,499 1,580 1,762 1,790
Toole County 1,255 1,474 1,553 1,732 1,760
Treasure County 1,388 1,630 1,718 1,916 1,946
Valley County 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Wheatland County 1,047 1,230 1,296 1,445 1,468
Wibaux County 1,131 1,329 1,400 1,561 1,586
Yellowstone County 1,492 1,753 1,847 2,059 2,093