Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit Program
What is the Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit?
The Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit is a Montana income tax credit up to $1,150 for seniors who rent or own a home in Montana, even if they don’t make any income.
How do I qualify?
You are eligible for this credit if you:
- Are 62 or older on December 31,
- Lived in Montana for at least 9 months,
- Live in the same home for at least six months, and
- Have a household income under $45,000.
Do I need to make any income to qualify?
No. Many seniors miss out on this refund because they don’t file a tax return since they don’t make any income. To get the refund, you must file your income taxes, even if you made no income last year.
What happens if someone takes my tax refund?
If someone takes your tax refund you only have 10 days to file court paperwork to ask for it back. You may be able to get it back with free help from Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA).
You can learn more about the Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit Program from the Montana Department of Revenue.
Get Legal Help
If you live outside of Montana, you’ll want to look for free legal help in your state.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes many of its forms online for free.