Governor Steve Bullock 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 individual 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.
Additionally, the Montana Department of Revenue has indicated it will be lenient in waiving penalties and interest associated with late tax payments and the department will work with taxpayers on an individual basis.
The deadline for those making Montana estimated tax payments for the first quarter of 2020 has also been extended to July 15. The due date for the second quarter estimated tax payments remains unclear at this time.
The State of Montana has not yet indicated whether it will extend its May 15th filing and payment deadline for C-corporations. The IRS has extended its deadline for C-corporations from April 15th to July 15th.