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Business Tax Express

Business Tax Express


Business Tax Express (BTE) allows businesses to pay taxes online with an e-check or credit card. Your business can pay:
 

Withholding Tax (payment only)

Rental Vehicle Tax (payment only)

Lodging Facility Sales and Use Tax (payment only)

Oil & Gas Production Tax (payment only)

Corporation License Tax (payment only)

Liquor Store Orders (payment only)

Mineral Royalty Withholding Tax (payment only)

Wine Tax (payment only)

Beer and Hard Cider Tax (payment only)

Cigarette Tax (decal order and payment)
 

This online service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the state of Montana. The price of items purchased through this service includes funds used to develop, maintain, and enhance the state's official web portal, mt.gov.


Getting Started

First, sign up for access to ePass Montana. ePass Montana lets you use BTE and all authorized eGovernment services with only one username and password.  Contact Montana Interactive at 406-449-3468 for help logging into ePass Montana.

 

Next, register for a BTE account. If you need help logging into BTE, contact us.

Register for BTE

  • •  Transmitter Contact Information - This is the information for the person who sends the payments.
  • •  Business Information - This is the information for the business that the payments are sent in for. This includes the Montana Tax Number which is the first 7 digits of the business's Customer Tax ID.  Example: 1234567-002-WTH.
  • •  Banking Information - Bank information where payments are taken from.
  • •  Tax Payment Type - Select the type of payments that will be made using this account.
  • •  Password / Authorization Code Information - Create a password / authorization number for your BTE account. It is case sensitive, must be 5-8 characters long and must consist of both letters and numbers.  NOTE:  This is a different password than you created for your ePass account.
  • •  Submit Request for Account

After you register for a BTE account, the Montana Department of Revenue reviews it and sends you an approval or rejection email within 24 hours.


Using Business Tax Express

  • •  Login to ePass Montana and select Business Tax Express from the "Your Services" section
  • •  Enter your FEIN and password/authorization code, then click "Login"
  • •  Choose an option. For transmitters with multiple businesses, select the business you are making the payment for, then choose an option.
    •  •  Make a Payment: Choose the type of tax payment you are making.
    •  •  View Payment History: View two years of payments made with BTE. 
    •  •  Add a Business to my Account: Add additional businesses to your BTE account.
    •  •  Change transmitter authorization code/password: The transmitter can change the password if the current password is known.
    •  •  Add/Edit Bank Account: Update the banking information you already saved.

Making Payments

You can schedule e-check payments in advance; this option is not available for credit/debit card payments. The total amount you pay when you use a credit or debit card includes a transaction fee. There is no fee for e-checks.

Withholding Tax

  • •  Period End Date: Accelerated - Payroll date (actual payday date); Monthly - Last day of the month for which you are making a payment; Annual - Last day of the year for which you are making a payment
  • •  Withholding Amount Paid: This is the amount you are paying. Even if the business did not pay any wages during the period, the business must file an electronic "zero" payment to fulfill the filing requirements.
  • •  Select a Payment Date: Enter the date you want the payment processed. 
     

Rental Vehicle Tax

  • •  Quarter Ending: Enter the end date of the quarter you are making the payment for.
  • •  Select a Payment Date: Enter the date you want the payment processed.
     

Lodging Facility Sales and Use Tax

  • •  Quarter Ending: Enter the end date of the quarter you are making the payment for.
  • •  Select a Payment Date: Enter the date you want the payment processed.
     

Combined Oil and Gas Production Tax

  • •  Quarter Ending: Enter the end date of the quarter you are making the payment for.
  • •  Amount Paid: Enter the amount you are paying.
  • •  Select a Payment Date: Enter the date you want the payment processed.
     

Cigarette Tax Payment and Decal Order

  • •  Enter the contact person's first name, last name and phone number.
  • •  Shipping Method: Select the shipping method for your decal order.
  • •  Decals Order: Fill out lines 1 through 13 for your cigarette decal order. The amount on line 14 is your final payment amount.
  • •  Enter the payment information.
     
  • •  NOTE: If an error occurs during ordering and you send in your decal order by an alternative method (fax, email), you must also send your payment by another method. In addition to BTE, e-payments can be made through TAP and by ACH credit.

Corporate License Tax

  • •  Payment Type: Enter the payment type; current year corporate tax, estimated tax, tentative tax or amended tax payment.
  • •  Year Ending Date: Enter the end date of the year you are making the payment for.
  • •  Amount Paid: Enter the amount you are paying.
  • •  Select a Payment Date: Enter the date you want the payment processed.
     

Liquor Store

  • •  Enter the date your order was placed.
  • •  Amount Paid: Enter the amount you are paying.
     

Viewing Payments

Select View Payment History from the Choose a Transaction screen. Payments are listed in the order of the tax period you provided when you made the payment. The submitted column is the date the payment is scheduled to be withdrawn from your bank account. Select the tax period link to view Payment Remittance information for a specific payment. This screen gives you the transaction date (the date you accessed BTE to make the payment), the confirmation number, the name of the bank account used for the e-check payment, the tax period the payment will be applied to, the amount of the payment, and the payment date (the date the payment is scheduled to be withdrawn from your bank or credit card company.)


Deleting Payments

In the Payment History screen, click on the date in the Period column of the payment you want to delete. If the payment has not yet processed, a Delete This Payment button will be available. Use the button to delete your payment. If the button is not available, the payment has processed and cannot be deleted.


Add/Edit Bank Account

Select Add/Edit Bank Account from the Choose a Transaction screen. Select Edit next to the bank account you want to update. Your saved routing and account numbers are not shown for security purposes. Fill in your new routing and account numbers and select Continue to save. You can also delete a bank account from the Add/Edit Bank Account screen. You will be unable to delete a bank account if there are pending payments made with that bank account but you can edit the routing and account numbers while payments are pending.


Montana Annual W-2 1099 Withholding Tax Reconciliation - Form MW-3

You can file your Montana Annual Reconciliation online with TAP. All payments made to the department and posted to your DOR tax account throughout the filing period are already populated on the MW-3 in TAP. Go to TAP, verify the payments, edit them if necessary and submit your MW-3. More about filing your MW-3 online. A printout of your BTE payments will not be accepted in place of the form MW-3.