State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2021

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 a bit below average. So, some good news; some bad.

Income Tax Range

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

High: 6.9% (on taxable income over $18,800)

For 2022, the 1% rate applies to taxable income up to $3,300 and the top rate is 6.75% on taxable income over $19,800.

Beginning in 2024, there will be only two tax rates: 4.7% (on up to $20,500 of taxable income for single filers and $41,000 for married couples filing jointly) and 6.5% (on taxable income over $20,500 for single filers and $41,000 for married couples filing jointly).

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 $827 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 33.25¢ per gallon.
Diesel: 30.3¢ 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: $9.83 per gallon
Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

Marijuana: 20% state excise tax on retail price, state and local sales tax, and possible local-option excise tax of up to 3% of retail value

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.