Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 152.14 - Appeal procedures

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) GENERAL. A person feeling aggrieved by the notice of an action may petition the department's motor carrier tax and permit section for a redetermination. If a person files a petition for redetermination, the additional tax or overpayment shall not become due and payable until 30 days after the matter becomes final.
(2) FORMAT. The petition for redetermination shall be written, preferably typed, on only one side of plain white paper 8 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches long. This request shall set forth clearly and concisely the specific grievance to the action, including a statement of the relevant facts and propositions of law upon which the grievance is based. Each request shall be signed by the taxpayer or a duly authorized representative.
(3) FILING DEADLINE. A petition for redetermination shall be filed within 30 days after the receipt of notice of an action. A petition for redetermination is not considered filed within the 30 day period unless it is actually received by the department's motor carrier tax and permit section, or unless it is mailed in a properly addressed envelope, with postage prepaid, the envelope is postmarked before midnight of the 30th day and the petition is actually received by the department within 5 days of the prescribed 30th day date.
(4) PAYMENT. Any person who files a petition for redetermination may pay any portion of the assessment admitted to be correct together with interest to date of payment. The payment shall be considered an admission that that portion of the assessment is correct. The admitted portion that is paid may not be recovered in an appeal in any other action or proceeding.
(5) INFORMAL CONFERENCE. A petitioner may request in a petition for redetermination or at any time before the department has acted upon the petition, an informal conference at which the facts and issues involved in the assessment or determination may be discussed. The conference shall be held at a time and place determined by the department.
(6) CLOSING STIPULATIONS. If by the informal conference or otherwise the parties reach an agreement as to the facts, issues and applicable law, the department and the petitioner may enter into a closing stipulation.
(7) FULL DISCLOSURE. No person against whom an assessment of taxes or fees has been made shall be allowed in any action either as a plaintiff or a defendant or in any other proceeding to question such assessment unless such person has complied with s. Trans 152.14(1) to (3) and unless such person makes full disclosure under oath at the hearing before the tax appeals commission of all relevant matters. The department of transportation may waive the requirement of full disclosure under oath.
(8) FURTHER APPEAL. Any person who has filed a petition for determination with the department and who is aggrieved by the redetermination of the department may, within 30 days after the redetermination but not thereafter, file a petition for review of the action of the department with the tax appeals commission.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 152.14
Cr. Register, August, 1993, No. 452, eff. 9-1-93; renum. from Trans 152.09, am. (2) and cr. (7), Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; CR 04-004: renum. (7) to be (8) and am., cr. (7) Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05.

The Tax Appeals Commission mailing address is 5005 University Avenue, Suite 110, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-5400. See also ch. TA 1, Practice and Procedures before the Tax Appeals Commission.

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