MINE-CERT Application and Affidavit for Certification and Approval of Mineral and Coal Exploration Incentive Credits (2017)


You may use this form to apply for the certification needed for the mineral and coal exploration incentive credit.


Individuals, corporations, partnerships, small business corporations or limited liability companies engaged in mineral exploration in Montana

Qualifying Expenditures

The cost of determining the existence, location, extent or quality of a mineral or coal deposit. The credit is available for both new mines and mines being reopened.

The Department of Revenue must certify the expenditures before you can qualify for the credit.


Up to 50% of the tax liabilities for the tax year related to production from the mining operation where the exploration activities occurred.

Carry Over

Unused credit can be carried forward up to 15 years.

Related Laws

15-32-501 through 15-32-509, MCA