Last Updated September 27, 2018
Personal Tax Credit
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Residential, Low Income Residential
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Geothermal Direct-Use, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Residential taxpayers who install an energy system using a recognized non-fossil form of energy on their home after December 31, 2001 are eligible for a tax credit equal to the amount of the cost of the system and installation of the system, not to exceed $500. This cap is for individual taxpayers, so married taxpayers filing jointly can get a tax credit of up to $1,000 per household. The tax credit may be carried over for the following four taxable years.
Recognized non-fossil forms of energy generation include systems that generate energy from solar, wind, solid waste, geothermal, fuel cells, biomass, wood waste, or small hydropower systems.