State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2020

Montana State Tax Guide for Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.


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You can buy all the jewelry you want tax-free in the Gem State — there's no state sales tax at all, though some resort destinations impose them. Income taxes are on the high side, though. Property taxes are middle of the pack.

Income Tax Range

Low: 1% (on up to $3,100 of taxable income)

High: 6.9% (on taxable income over $18,700)

Sales Tax

No state sales tax. Resort areas such as Big Sky, Red Lodge and West Yellowstone have local sales taxes.

Real Property Taxes

In Montana, the median property tax rate is $831 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 32.75¢ per gallon.
Diesel: 30.2¢ per gallon.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes and many little cigars: $1.70 per pack
Moist snuff: $0.85 per pack
Other tobacco products: 50% of the wholesale price

Beer: $0.14 per gallon
Wine: $1.02 per gallon
Liquor: $9.75 per gallon
Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

Marijuana: 20% of retail price (effective October 1, 2021)

Annual Car Taxes and Fees

An annual vehicle registration tax based on the car's age and value is imposed. Additional local taxes may apply.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.