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 April 25, 2022 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 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 1 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 2 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 3 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 4 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 5
Beaverhead County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Big Horn County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Blaine County 1,339 1,572 1,657 1,848 1,877
Broadwater County 1,540 1,809 1,906 2,125 2,159
Carbon County 1,597 1,876 1,977 2,204 2,240
Carter County 1,328 1,559 1,643 1,832 1,862
Cascade County 1,473 1,730 1,823 2,033 2,065
Chouteau County 1,332 1,565 1,649 1,839 1,868
Custer County 1,427 1,676 1,766 1,969 2,001
Daniels County 1,429 1,679 1,769 1,972 2,004
Dawson County 1,443 1,695 1,786 1,991 2,024
Deer Lodge County 1,184 1,390 1,465 1,633 1,660
Fallon County 1,455 1,709 1,801 2,008 2,041
Fergus County 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Flathead County 1,603 1,883 1,984 2,212 2,248
Gallatin County 1,900 2,232 2,352 2,622 2,665
Garfield County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Glacier County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Golden Valley County 1,170 1,374 1,448 1,615 1,641
Granite County 1,429 1,678 1,768 1,971 2,003
Hill County 1,420 1,668 1,758 1,960 1,992
Jefferson County 1,715 2,015 2,123 2,367 2,405
Judith Basin County 1,335 1,568 1,652 1,842 1,872
Lake County 1,594 1,872 1,973 2,200 2,235
Lewis and Clark County 1,637 1,923 2,026 2,259 2,295
Liberty County 1,274 1,497 1,577 1,758 1,787
Lincoln County 1,391 1,633 1,721 1,919 1,950
McCone County 1,815 2,131 2,246 2,504 2,545
Madison County 1,543 1,813 1,910 2,130 2,164
Meagher County 1,350 1,586 1,671 1,863 1,893
Mineral County 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Missoula County 1,784 2,095 2,208 2,462 2,502
Musselshell County 1,485 1,744 1,838 2,049 2,082
Park County 1,603 1,883 1,984 2,212 2,248
Petroleum County 1,370 1,609 1,695 1,890 1,920
Phillips County 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
Pondera County 1,256 1,475 1,554 1,733 1,761
Powder River County 1,247 1,464 1,543 1,720 1,748
Powell County 1,307 1,535 1,617 1,803 1,832
Prairie County 1,058 1,243 1,310 1,461 1,484
Ravalli County 1,613 1,894 1,996 2,226 2,261
Richland County 1,604 1,884 1,985 2,213 2,249
Roosevelt County 1,319 1,549 1,632 1,820 1,849
Rosebud County 1,290 1,516 1,597 1,781 1,809
Sanders County 1,415 1,662 1,751 1,952 1,984
Sheridan County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Silver Bow County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Stillwater County 1,619 1,902 2,004 2,234 2,271
Sweet Grass County 1,487 1,746 1,840 2,052 2,085
Teton County 1,408 1,653 1,742 1,942 1,974
Toole County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Treasure County 1,478 1,736 1,829 2,039 2,072
Valley County 1,344 1,578 1,663 1,854 1,884
Wheatland County 1,105 1,298 1,368 1,525 1,550
Wibaux County 1,192 1,400 1,475 1,645 1,671
Yellowstone County 1,635 1,921 2,024 2,257 2,293