The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.


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The Bottom Line
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The Treasure State is one of five states that do not impose a general sales tax (though you’ll find one in some resort areas). That, along with relatively low property taxes, is the good news. The bad news is that the top income rate of 6.9% kicks in at just $17,900 of taxable income. Montana is one of a handful of states that allows residents to deduct some of their federal income taxes from their state return.

Sales Tax

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

Income Tax Range

Low: 1% (on up to $3,000 of taxable income)

High: 6.9% (on taxable income over $17,900). Montana permits filers to deduct some of their federal income tax.Effective tax rate: 4.62% for single filers, 6.43% for joint filers

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.3275 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.3020 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Montana, residents pay an average of $892 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

While there is no state sales tax at registration, county option taxes may be due.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes and 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: $1.06 per gallon
Liquor: $9.78 per gallon
Montana directly controls the distribution and sale of alcohol. Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

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