Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     15-30-154. (Effective January 1, 2004) Income tax deduction for contribution to veterans' programs. (1) A taxpayer who itemizes deductions in filing an individual or a joint income tax return may, in computing net income, claim a deduction for donations to the veterans' services account established in 10-2-112(1), the state veterans' cemetery program pursuant to 10-2-603, or any surcharge paid pursuant to 10-2-114 unless the amount is included as a deduction under 15-30-121(1)(a).
     (2) A taxpayer may enclose a separate check or other payment to contribute to the veterans' special revenue accounts, established in 10-2-112(1) and 10-2-603 and count that deduction from taxes for the year in which the donation was made.
     (3) The department shall provide a form to identify the deduction, and the contribution must be attached to the form.
     (4) All money received pursuant to subsection (1) must be forwarded upon receipt by the department to the state treasurer for deposit in the veterans' services account established in 10-2-112(1) or to the special revenue account established in 10-2-603. If the taxpayer does not specify to which fund the contribution is intended to go, the department shall deposit the money in the veterans' services account established in 10-2-112(1). The department may not make deductions for administrative expenses in handling these donations.

     History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 491, L. 2003.

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