News that inaccurate programming issues at the Michigan Department of the Treasury resulted in thousands of Michigan business and individual tax payers to over pay for sales, use and withholding taxes is a reminder to taxpayers to pay close attention to tax notices, according to Scott McGovern, tax partner in the Rochester office.
"Taxpayers, both businesses and individuals, should always review any notice that they receive from any tax authority for accuracy and authenticity. Once they determine it's authentic, the next step is to determine if it's correct. The notices can be fully correct, partially correct or totally wrong," McGovern said.
Mattina Kent & Gibbons advises clients to forward any notices or other forms of correspondence regarding taxes to MKG before the client takes any action.
"This allows us time to analyze the notice and plan out a course of action to respond to the tax authorities," McGovern said. "A tax bill is like any other bill an individual receives. No one should pay a bill until first verifying that it s correct."