Letter From Mississippi Department of Revenue
February 15, 2012
To Members of the Mississippi Society of CPAs,
We have been asked to share this information with our members:
The Mississippi Department of Revenue would like to make you aware of issues we are currently experiencing processing state income tax returns.
Compared to prior years, DOR software is running very slowly on the State of Mississippi's servers. Data coming into our tax system is being received and processed; but, at an extremely slow rate. This has created a backlog of refunds to be issued. Efforts to correct this problem have improved productivity somewhat but have not alleviated the problem. We are continuing to look for solutions and options.
Additionally, like many other states, we have incorporated additional edits when processing returns. There has been a significant increase in our receipt of fraudulent returns, so many refunds are delayed so that we can review and confirm the accuracy of the refund.
To date we have received more than 300,000 returns and have issued 120,000 refunds. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has created for you. We share your frustration with the delay.
MS Department of Revenue
Mr. Page commented “This is important to our clients and any Mississippi refund recipient .”
Mr Page goes on to point out that there are two ways for people who have already filed to research their refund status with the state of Mississippi. One way is to go to the Mississippi Department of Revenue website which can be linked to here http://www.dor.ms.gov/
The Mississippi Department of Revenue indicated that they expect the problem to resolve itself in the next few weeks.
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Fred Page is a Certified Public Accountant with nearly 40 years of experience. He has been providing professional tax and accounting services for clients in Tupelo Mississippi and the surrounding area since 1972. Fred is certified by the American Institute of CPA’s and the Mississippi Society of CPA’s. http://fredpagecpa.com - Fred can be contacted at 662-842-1093 .