The Montana Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit program is a property tax relief program that provides a refundable income tax credit of up to $1,000.
You are eligible for this credit if you:
- Are 62 or older on December 31,
- Lived in Montana for at least nine months,
- Live in the same home for at least six months, and
- Have a household income under $45,000
Montana homeowners or renters age 62 or older may qualify for this program even if you do not have to file an income tax return.
- With a Filing Requirement
- If you have a Montana filing requirement, you will need to complete the Montana Individual Income Tax Return (Form 2). The Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit schedule is included on Page 9.
- Without a Filing Requirement
- You may claim the Montana Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit even if you do not have a filing requirement.
- You may file online through our TransAction Portal (TAP) or file pages 1 and 9 of the Montana Individual Income Tax Return (Form 2).