Montana Payments & Contributions
The amounts you enter into the Payments section of your return will appear on your state return within your TaxSlayer Montana state return.
If you paid an extension payment on or before April 18, 2016 in order to qualify for an automatic six-month extension to file your income tax return, enter that amount.
Mineral Royalty Withheld
Enter the amount of the Montana mineral royalty tax withheld from royalty payments received during the year. This is generally reported on federal Form 1099. Royalty payments made to owners of Montana mineral rights are subject to state tax withholding if certain thresholds are met. This amount should not be confused with the production taxes that are also subtracted from your royalty payments. If the mineral rights are held by a partnership, S corporation, estate or trust for which you have an ownership interest or from which you receive a distribution, enter the amount reported to you as your share of the withholding. Include a schedule detailing the calculation of your portion of the withholding and any supporting documents such as the Montana Schedule K-1 (issued to you by the entity) or a copy of the Form 1099 issued to the partnership, S corporation, estate or trust.
Pass through Entity Withheld
If you had an ownership interest in an S corporation, partnership or disregarded entity that had Montana source income and withheld Montana income tax, enter the amount here. This amount is reported to you on the Montana Schedule K-1 or Form PT-WH issued by the entity and should not be confused with any Montana mineral royalty tax withheld passed through to you by the S corporation, partnership or disregarded entity.
Montana law provides you with the opportunity to contribute, via your income tax return, to the following programs. You can contribute any amount to any of these four programs. Your contribution will increase the amount you owe or reduce the amount of your refund.
1. Nongame Wildlife Program- Your contributions to this program are used to ensure the well-being of Montana's watchable wildlife species, such as eagles, herons, bluebirds, great horned owls, loons, chipmunks, pikas, flying squirrels and painted turtles.
2. Child Abuse Prevention Program-Your contributions to this program fund services and activities related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In addition, if you paper file your state return and mail in a separate check with your timely filed return, you are allowed to take an itemized deduction for the amount of the contribution on the tax return you are filing with this contribution.
3. Agriculture Schools in Montana- Your contributions to this program fund the development and presentation of educational programs. This program ensures Montana's young people have a better understanding of agriculture in our state and how it relates to the rest of the world.
4. MT Military Family Relief Fund- Your contributions to this program help provide funding for grants that aid Montana families in defraying the costs of food, housing, utilities, medical services, and other expenses when a wage earner has been called to active military duty.