Tax Incentive for Production of Alcohol (Montana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name Tax Incentive for Production of Alcohol
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Ethanol
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.30 per gallon

Expiration Date 2010-07-01

Maximum Incentive 3 million in any consecutive 12-month period

Terms Provide a written plan to DOT 24 months prior
Program Administrator Montana Department of Transportation

References DSIRE[1]


There is a 30 cents a gallon tax incentive for alcohol produced in Montana from 100 percent Montana agricultural products, including Montana wood or wood products. The amount of the incentive is reduced proportionately if agricultural or wood products not from Montana are used in the production of the alcohol. Total payments of the incentive can’t exceed $6 million in any consecutive 12-month period. An individual alcohol distributor can’t receive incentive payments exceeding $3 million in any consecutive 12-month period. These benefits are available until July 1, 2010. To receive the incentive payments, an alcohol distributor must provide a written plan to the Department of Transportation at least 24 months before the anticipated collection of the incentives. The plan must contain information on the source or sources of financing for the acquisition of the plant, land, and equipment used for the production of gasohol; the anticipated source of agricultural products used in the production of gasohol; and the anticipated time, quantity, and duration of production of gasohol.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 15-70-522 MCA

Expiration Date 2010-07-01

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Patricia Saindon
Department Montana Department of Transportation
Address PO Box 201001
Address 2 2701 Prospect Ave.
Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59620-1001
Phone (406) 444-3143
Phone 2 (406) 444-7671
Contact Name Information Specialist - MT Dept. of Rev.
Department Montana Department of Revenue
Address P.O. Box 5805
Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59604-5805
Phone (406) 444-6900


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"