Tax Appeals

Tax Appeal Information

Whenever a determination is made that affects your tax liability, a written notice will be sent to you. The determination will provide appeal rights if you should disagree with a decision. Read each determination carefully and pay close attention to the mailing date.

It is extremely important to submit any appeal within the time frame indicated.Liability, Employment or Wages
A notice will be sent to you when it is determined that you are an employer liable for unemployment taxes. If you wish a determination, without a hearing, as to whether individuals performing services on your behalf are employees and remuneration you pay them is wages, you may submit any additional facts which you have for review. You should submit such proof and make your request immediately, as directed by your Notice of Determination to:

Appeals Department
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699

Tax Rates
Each year, an "Experience Rate Notice" is mailed to each liable employer. This notice provides employers with the rate they will use to compute the contributions due on his/her taxable payroll for the calendar year specified on the notice. Employers may appeal a rate assigned by MDES within (30) days after the date of mailing of the employer’s rate notice. Appeal requests should be mailed to MDES, Appeals Department, P.O. Box 1699, Jackson, MS 39215-1699.

Employers may appeal an assessment, which is made by MDES in the absence of reports filed by the employer, to establish tax liability. This appeal must be made within (15) days of the date of mailing of the notice demanding payment. Your request should be mailed to MDES, Appeals Department, P.O. Box 1699, Jackson, MS 39215-1699.