BUSINESS RULES FOR PAYING TAXES
Montana State Law dictates which tax payments can be made and the order in which they must be made. The payment rules are as follows:
- Current taxes can always be paid.
- Current taxes must be paid before delinquent taxes can be paid.
- After current taxes have been paid, the oldest delinquent year taxes must be paid before any other
delinquent year taxes may be paid.
- Delinquent taxes must always be paid in full year increments.
If a payment for any portion of taxes due is pending on a parcel, no other payments can be made to that parcel until the pending payment has posted. A transaction will typically post within 2-3 business days of making a payment. Pending status is automatically cleared by the system after 5 business days.