The Montana Department of Revenue has an important message to anyone filing Montana income tax returns for the first time:
If you change your mailing address after you file your return, notify the Department of Revenue. Otherwise, your state income tax refund could get delayed.
As part of its ongoing anti-fraud measures, the department will not send refunds by direct deposit to first-time filers—just paper checks, through the mail. And, the Post Office will not forward paper checks to your next address, so just changing your address with the Post Office won’t be enough.
Changing your address is easy.
Download the Change of Address (Form ADD-CH), fill it out, and send it in.
Learn more about Changing Your Address.
In 2018, about 2,000 state income tax refunds came back to the department before eventually finding their rightful owners.
Contact us for more information.