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Chapter 136

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  136.303.  Audit, supporting statement on request by taxpayer, content — innocent spouse, how determined — tax delinquency, certain federal laws to apply. — 1.  Audit findings conducted by the department of revenue shall be accompanied, upon written request by the taxpayer under audit, by a statement from the supervising auditor of the basis for such findings, including relevant statutes, regulations, case law and private letter rulings, if applicable.

  2.  Any taxpayer who has been determined to be an innocent spouse pursuant to Section 6015 of the Internal Revenue Code and who filed a combined state income tax return for the same taxable year shall be considered an innocent spouse for state income tax purposes, and shall be accorded the same protections and relief of liability as provided under the federal law.

  3.  All agents and employees of the department of revenue shall be subject to the same provisions of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act as made applicable to the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  A taxpayer shall have standing to bring a civil action for damages limited to the actual economic loss, subject to appropriation, against the department of revenue in the circuit court of the county in which the taxpayer resides for any collection practice which violates these provisions.


(L. 1999 H.B. 516)

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