Governor Bullock Extends Montana’s Tax Filing Deadline

March 20, 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended the payment and filing deadlines for 2019 individual income taxpayers to July 15 in accordance with the new federal filing deadline.

“Montanans across the state have been impacted by COVID-19 and extending the deadline gives taxpayers breathing room without having to worry about interest or penalties,” Governor Bullock said. “I encourage all Montanans who expect a refund to file as soon as they can to have additional income during this difficult time.

Extending the state filing deadline is in line with an announcement from the IRS to extend its deadlines for federal income tax filing and payments to July 15.

The Montana Department of Revenue will be lenient in waiving penalties and interest associated with late tax payments and the department will work with taxpayers on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The extension only applies to tax year 2019 returns.

There is no automatic extension to payment plans.

However, if you need an extension on a payment plan, please contact our Collections Bureau.

To reschedule your payment:

  1. Please contact the department to cancel your scheduled payment.
  2. Schedule a new payment through our TransAction Portal (TAP).