Request an Informal Conference
Any taxpayer who has received a notice of proposed assessment may request an informal conference. At the informal conference, the taxpayer can explain to a hearing officer why he or she thinks the proposed assessment is incorrect.
Not all taxpayers need a hearing officer to review the proposed assessment. The proposed assessment can usually be resolved quickly without an informal conference if the taxpayer:
- Received an estimated assessment
- Filed a return but did not pay all the tax reported as due on the return
- Closed the business but has not closed the tax account
- Was assessed only a penalty, with no additional tax due
For taxpayers whose issues cannot be resolved without a conference, the Department of Revenue will contact the taxpayer within ten days of the conference request to arrange a time and date for the conference to take place.
A taxpayer must make a conference request in writing within 30 days from the date of the notice of proposed assessment.
Answers to frequently asked questions about informal conferences are here. Read more about the Hearing Office's mission and role, its conference statistics and more, in its annual reports:
If you have any other questions, please contact the Hearing Office at (615) 741-3810.