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Why incorporate in Montana

Business Information & Rankings

  • Montana ranks 4th in the nation in the amount of new high-tech research and development per capita.
  • Montana ranks as one of the nation’s top ten states in hydroelectric capacity.
  • Montana ranks 7th in the country for renewable energy potential, with the 7th best wind resources.
  • Montana ranks 2nd in the nation in acres of land devoted to farming and ranching.

Cost of Living Index

For Bozeman, MT (2005):Index Score
Misc. Goods & Services:105.3

Crime Rate

Montana has the 18th lowest overall crime ranking in the U.S. (FBI, 2004)

Fees & Taxes

Business Inventory Tax
Business inventory is exempt.

Corporate Income Tax
Montana’s corporate tax structure consists of a flat rate of 6.75% on all corporate income. Qualified corporations may elect to pay an alternative tax of 1/2% of gross sales in Montana during the tax year.

Personal Income Tax
Montana’s personal income tax system consists of ten separate brackets with a top rate of 11% starting at an income level of $76,200.

Personal Property Tax
Taxable. Montana is one of the 38 states that collect property taxes at both the state and local levels. Montana does not assess tax on intangible personal property.

State Sales and Use Tax
Base Rate: None
Machinery Rate: None

Unemployment Insurance
Montana charges new employers the average industry rate for 3 years.