Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Refunds

Refund Of Certain Taxes Paid On Migratory Property

15-16-613. Refund of certain taxes paid on migratory property. (1) Subject to the provisions of 15-16-603 through 15-16-605 and upon proof that a property tax was paid in another state on the same property, a taxpayer whose property is assessed under 15-24-303 for a period longer than the actual number of months that the property is located in the state is entitled to a refund, as provided in this section.

(2) To obtain a refund, a taxpayer shall file an application for refund with the board of county commissioners in the county where the property was originally taxed. If a taxpayer receives an order by the board of county commissioners pursuant to 15-16-603, the county shall make the refund within the first quarter of the following fiscal year. The application must be made on a form provided by the department and may require information as prescribed by rule of the department.

(3) The amount of the refund is the difference between the amount of tax paid under 15-24-303 and the tax owed based upon the number of months the property was located in the state for the year. The refund may not exceed the amount of the tax paid.

(4) For the purposes of this section, "month" means any part of a calendar month.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 601, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 778, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 539, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 587, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 59, L. 2001.