Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024 Claiming Procedure, Eligibility & Deadline!

The Montana Property Tax Rebate is a program that provides qualifying Montanans up to $675 of property tax relief on a primary residence in both 2023 and 2024. The claim period for the 2023 tax year opens on August 15, 2024, and closes on October 1, 2024.

Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024

The Montana Property Tax Rebate is available for eligible homeowners in 2024, offering up to $675 in relief for property taxes paid on a principal residence. The department has approved over 180,000 claims totaling $120 million, which is about 80% of estimated potential claims.

The department will begin accepting claims for the rebate for Tax Year 2023 on August 15, 2024, and all claims must be filed by October 1, 2024.

Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024 Eligibility 

  • Montana Resident: You must be a Montana taxpayer for the claim year (2023).
  • Primary Residence: You must have owned and occupied your primary residence in Montana for at least seven months during 2023.
  • Property Tax Payment: You must have been billed and paid property taxes on your Montana primary residence for 2023. This includes special assessments and other fees.
  • No Income Limits: There are no income limitations to qualify for the rebate.

Montana Property Tax Rebate Amount 2024

The Montana Property Tax Rebate amount for 2024 is the same as for 2023: $675. This represents the maximum potential rebate each qualifying homeowner can receive. However, the actual amount you receive will depend on the total property taxes you paid on your primary residence in 2023.

  • If your property taxes in 2023 were less than $675, you will receive the full amount you paid. For example, if you paid $400 in property taxes, you will receive a $400 rebate.
  • If your property taxes in 2023 were more than $675, you will receive the maximum rebate of $675.

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Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024 Claim Period

The Montana Property Tax Rebate for the 2023 tax year (determining the 2024 rebate amount) has a specific claim period:

  • Claim Period Opens: August 15, 2024
  • Claim Period Closes: October 1, 2024

It’s important to note that this period is for claiming the rebate based on property taxes paid in 2023. You cannot currently claim a rebate for the 2024 tax year, as it’s still ongoing.

Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024 Claiming Procedure 

Access the Online Portal:

  • Visit the official GetMyRebate.mt.gov website.
  • Click on the “Apply for Your Rebate” button.

Create or Sign In to Your Account:

  • If you have a Montana Department of Revenue (MTDOR) online account, sign in with your credentials.
  • If you don’t have an account, create one by providing your name, email address, and creating a password.

Begin the Application:

  • Once you’re logged in, you’ll be guided through a series of questions to determine your eligibility and gather necessary information.
  • This may include:
    • Your Social Security number (for identification purposes)
    • Your Montana address
    • Details about your primary residence (property identification number, legal description, etc.)
    • Confirmation of ownership and occupancy during 2023
    • Amount of property taxes paid in 2023

Review and Submit:

  • Make sure the data you’ve entered is accurate by carefully reviewing it.
  • Once you’re satisfied, electronically sign and submit the application.

Confirmation:

  • You’ll receive an on-screen confirmation of your submission.

Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024 Payment Method & Processing Time:

Payment methods and processing times for the Montana Property Tax Rebate 2024:

Payment Method:

  • Paper Check Only: Rebates will not be issued electronically or deposited directly into bank accounts.
  • Mailed to Address on Claim: The check will be mailed to the address you provide on your online or paper application.
  • Update Address Information: Ensure the MTDOR has your current address to avoid delivery issues. You can update your information on their website or by contacting their customer service.

Processing Time:

  • Online Applications:
    • Processed within 30 days of filing.
    • You can expect to receive your check within approximately 4-5 weeks after submitting your online application.
  • Paper Applications:
    • May take up to 90 days to process.
    • Expect a longer wait for your check if you submit a paper application.

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