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Tax Matters: Tidbits and Food for Thought – New Filing Dates, Statutes of Limitations and Maybe a Second Bite at the Apple?

Michigan Business Law Journal
January 22, 2016

Originally published in the Michigan Business Law Journal:

In early October, the Michigan Department of Treasury officials told lawmakers that refunds for taxes improperly collected on more than 76,000 accounts due to a “computer glitch” would take at least 12 more weeks to process, depending on other priorities.

In a recent notice, the Michigan Department of Treasury (“Department”) issued an important announcement. If a taxpayer had filed a written request with the Department that all copies of all letters and notices regarding a dispute be sent to the taxpayer’s representative, the Department must send a copy of all letters or notices sent to the taxpayer regarding that specific dispute. See MCL 205.8.

The Department did not always honor that request, resulting in the taxpayer thinking the representative had a time-sensitive correspondence when, in fact, the representative did not have the correspondence. The result is predictable—some deadlines to the Court of Claims or the Tax Tribunal for requesting an informal conference or appeal submission were missed. 

Read the article in its entirety: Tidbits and Food for Thought – New Filing Dates, Statutes of Limitations and Maybe a Second Bite at the Apple?

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