Montana Has a Tax Friendly Climate for Retirement

Montana has a friendly tax climate for retirement. One reason is that Montana has no sales tax. Bottom line, as a retiree you will probably be better off tax-wise retiring in Montana than most other states. For more information go to Montana Department of Revenue


Overall Tax Burden

Montana's state tax burden is quite low as compared to the rest of the U.S. - 40th overall according to The Tax Foundation. That organization estimates its total tax burden at 8.6% of income.


Income Tax

Montana has a maximum tax rates at 6.9%. There are 7 brackets with the top one kicking in at an income level of $15,600.



Small amounts of pension income and social security payments are not taxed - some income restrictions apply.


Property Tax

Montana property taxes are about average for the U.S. They are collected at both the state and local level.


Sales Tax

Montana does not have a sales tax. Gasoline and cigarette taxes are some of the highest in the nation.


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