You may use this form to claim the mineral and coal exploration credit.
Individuals, corporations, partnerships, small business corporations or limited liability companies engaged in mineral exploration in Montana
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.
Unused credit can be carried forward up to 15 years.