Tax Assistance and Education
File and pay online:
Electronic filing is a great option, and we encourage you to try it. If you file Form 2EZ, Form 2M, Form 2, or Form 2EC, you can file your tax return on our website for free using TransAction Portal (TAP).
Electronic payment with MT Income Tax Express. gives you the option to quickly pay your individual income tax by e-check (free) or credit card (small fee.) You can pay current year taxes, extension for a current year return, estimated taxes and past due taxes. You can also download the app from your mobile device's app store by searching for "Income Tax Express" by NIC Inc. Available for both electronic and paper filed returns.
Need personal attention?
We assist both callers and walk-ins Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call us toll-free at 1-866-859-2254 or (in Helena at, 444-6900).
Walk-in at the Sam W. Mitchell Building, 125 North Roberts, in Helena (just east of the State Capitol Building). Visit our local offices, located throughout the state, during normal business hours to obtain the most commonly used state tax forms, schedules and instructions. Trained tax specialists are available in Helena, Bozeman, Missoula, Hamilton and Lewistown to assist with a variety of income tax issues. In addition, you may electronically file (E-File) your completed Montana Income Tax Return, using one of our computers in Helena and Missoula.
The following resources are available to assist individuals in preparation of individual income tax returns.
Many libraries throughout Montana offer Internet access. Check with your local library for the availability of Internet access and free filing of your individual income tax return.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Offers free tax help to people with low to moderate income (generally $42,000 and below) who cannot prepare their own tax returns. VITA sites are run by trained volunteers and are located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, credit unions and so on. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.
MontanaFreeFile.org - Website provided by Montana's Credit Unions, Montana Department of Revenue, Montana Legal Services Association, Opportunity Link Inc. and Rural Dynamics, Inc. The program is designed to provide information on free electronic filing options. The website also contains a free tax preparation site locator.
AARP Foundation - Tax counseling for the elderly program that provides free priority assistance services for all taxpayers 60 years and older.
IRS.GOV - Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer