2005 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Robertson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-13-49, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE TYPE OF NOTICE THAT MAY EXTEND THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD FOR EXAMINING CORPORATION FRANCHISE TAX RETURNS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-13-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-13-49. (1) Returns shall be examined by the commissioner or his duly authorized agents within three (3) years from the due date or the date the return was filed, whichever is later, and no determination of a tax overpayment or deficiency shall be made by the commissioner, and no suit shall be filed with respect to income within the period covered by such return, after the expiration of said three-year period except as hereinafter provided.
(2) When an examination of a return made under this chapter has been commenced, and the taxpayer notified thereof by certified mail, or personal delivery by an agent of the commissioner within the three-year examination period provided in subsection (1) of this section, the determination of the correct tax liability may be made by the commissioner after the expiration of said three-year examination period, provided that said determination shall be made with reasonable promptness and diligence.
(3) Where the federal income tax return of a taxpayer has been changed by the Internal Revenue Service, the three-year examination period provided in subsection (1) of this section shall not be applicable, insofar as the Mississippi franchise tax liability is affected by the specific changes made by said Internal Revenue Service. However, no additional assessment or no refund shall be made under the provisions of this chapter after three (3) years from the date the Internal Revenue Service disposes of the tax liability in question.
(4) The three-year examination period provided in subsection (1) of this section shall not be applicable in the case of a false or fraudulent return with intent to evade tax.
(5) A taxpayer may apply to the commissioner for revision of any return filed under this chapter at any time within three (3) years from the due date, or the date the return was filed, whichever is later.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.