Montana Truck and Vehicle Registrations With the Montana DMV – Montana Motor Vehicles

The practice of purchasing a heavy truck with your Montana LLC and licensing it in Montana can save you thousands in sales tax. The licensing part is easy, and Montana has fairly low rates for big rigs. In addition…it’s cold in Montana, and you can add weight to your vehicle monthly if you only work your rig part of the year. This can be a huge benefit if you’re hauling 52,000 lb. loads but don’t haul in the winter. You can save the tonnage fees and just keep your truck licensed, so you can still drive it around if you need to get work done on it.

Montana heavy trucks are licensed under under the 61-3-529 section of the Montana Code Annotated.

The following is the license rates for heavy trucks in Montana:

 Rated Capacity
Age of Vehicle 16,999 lbs. or less 17,000 – 26,999 lbs. 27,000 – 54,999 lbs. 55,000 lbs. or more
1 year or less $117 $167 $284 $375
2 years $109 $150 $250 $300
3 years $100 $134 $220 $266
4 years $92 $117 $184 $242
5 years $83 $109 $160 $195
6 years $75 $100 $134 $167
7 years $66 $91 $117 $147
8 years $58 $83 $100 $125
9 years $50 $75 $92 $109
10 years $41 $58 $79 $92
11 to 12 years $33 $50 $67 $76
13 to 14 years $28 $37 $52 $61
15 to 16 years $25 $30 $38 $47
17 to 18 years $18 $26 $29 $36
19 to 20 years $13 $19 $22 $26
21 years or more $10 $12 $16 $20

 

If you would like to establish a Montana LLC to buy a heavy truck and save thousands in sales tax, we would be glad to help you out. We form Montana LLCs for $300 and act as your Montana registered agent for $49. Your Montana LLC then buys and operates the truck.