Request an Informal Conference
The informal conference process is available to any taxpayer that has received a proposed assessment of tax. It is free, and a taxpayer may participate in a conference without representation. The primary role of Department of Revenue hearing officers is to make an independent determination of whether a proposed assessment is correct. A hearing officer can adjust an assessment based on a review of state law or any additional information received.
A taxpayer must make a conference request in writing within 30 days from the date of the Notice of Proposed Assessment. Please complete and submit a Request for Informal Conference to Review Proposed Assessment or Refund Denial form, along with a copy of your Notice of Proposed Assessment.
If a conference request is made within the 30-day time period, the Department of Revenue will contact the taxpayer within 10 days of the request to arrange a time and date for the conference to take place. Click here to read the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. This document has more information about when proposed assessments become final and a taxpayer’s right to challenge a final assessment in court.
You may also read our frequently asked questions about informal conferences here. Read more about the Hearing Office's mission and role, as well as fiscal year 2015, fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 conference statistics, in the annual reports here , here and here. If you have any other questions, please contact the Hearing Office at (615) 741-3810.