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As Montanans look forward to summer, the Montana Department of Revenue has a reminder: Federal and state income taxes are due July 15.

“Montanans have handled a lot in these past few months, so I thank all those who have already filed their returns,” said Gene Walborn, director of the Department of Revenue. “For those who haven’t, this is a good time to make sure you have your tax information available and find any help you may need to file.”

Filing electronically is the easiest and most secure way to submit your return, and is the quickest way to receive any refund due.

This year, the department has a new way for Montanans with simple taxes to file their state income tax returns online, quickly and for free. MT QuickFile is now available for Montanans who:

•Were full-year Montana residents in 2019;

•Only have income documented on W-2, 1099-DIV or 1099-INT forms;

•Are filing as single, head of household, or married filing jointly;

•Are taking the standard deduction;

•Are not claiming any tax credits (other than the Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit.)

Montanans who meet all these criteria should check if they can use MT QuickFile, available at

To avoid delays in receiving refunds, all Montanans should keep their mailing address current with the department.

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