TAX DEBT RELIEF OPTIONS – Montana Department of Revenue

M&M Financial has been successfully resolving back tax liabilities for small businesses and individuals in Montana since 2009 and nationwide since 2005.  We deal with the IRS and State taxing authorities for you, so you do not have to!  
If you or your business owes the Montana Department of Revenue back-taxes we recommend first reviewing the Montana Taxpayer Resources and Programs.

Below is some information that will help you start resolving your state tax liabilities.  If you have questions and would like to talk to a licensed Tax Resolution Specialist please do not hesitate to call us at 866-487-5624.


Montana Department of Revenue (MT-DOR) has a few options available for businesses and individuals struggling to pay their tax obligations.  

If you owe MT-DOR and you can afford to pay your liability in full within 24 months, you may be able to easily set up your payment plan online with the Taxpayer Access Point.  

If you need more than 24 months, then your request will have to be reviewed by a representative at the department.  If you call in, here are the basic guidelines.
  • Payment plans have to be within 24 months, unless you agree to a tax lien filing, in which case the MT-DOR may grant you 36 months.
  • the lowest monthly payment is $50, as long as the total tax debt is paid within 24 months.
  • Payment plans are automatic withdrawals from your bank account, so be prepared to provide your banking information.
  •   A down payment is helpful, especially if you need a low monthly payment, but not necessary.
If your business owes the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, you can expect similar payment terms.  

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Penalty Relief

MT-DOR does not have an Offer in Compromise program available to settle your tax debt for a lesser amount.  

The only way we’ve discovered to convince the MT-DOR to remove penalties is to prove that the accrual of the back-taxes was due to written advice from the MT-DOR.  Other than that, it seems you are pretty much stuck with the penalties.  


The Montana Department of Revenue has some flexibility when it comes to back tax liabilities.  Each case varies based on factors such as your compliance history, type of tax owed and total amount past due.  Here are some case examples in your state negotiated by M&M.

page last reviewed 01/10/2024

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