(1) For purposes of calculating the tax credit permitted by the unlocking public lands program, parcels held wholly or in part by an entity disregarded for tax purposes shall be treated as owned by the entity's owner or owners. For example, a parcel held in the name of a single-member limited liability company that is disregarded for tax purposes shall be considered as owned by the sole member, or sole member and spouse, if applicable.
(2) Unless substantiation of a different ownership split is provided by all landowners, the credit for access granted through land having multiple owners, such as two individuals or an individual and an unrelated corporation, shall be divided equally among the landowners.
(3) The credit for access through land owned by an S corporation must be allocated to its shareholders in the same manner the S corporation uses to allocate its items of income or loss to its owners for Montana income tax purposes.
(4) A partnership that is entitled to the credit may allocate the total credit in a manner that is mutually agreeable to its partners. Evidence of such an allocation may include, but is not limited to, Montana Schedules K-1, terms of the partnership agreement that are specific to this credit, or a separate agreement between the partners regarding the allocation of this credit. If evidence of the allocation is not provided to the department upon request, or if the information provided is deficient, the total credit must be allocated to the partners in the same manner the partnership allocated its income and losses to its owners for Montana income tax purposes.