Oral arg. – COA – June 8, 2016

At 1:30, the COA will hear Robert L. Williams, Jr. v. Ed Morgan in his capacity as Commissioner of Revenue

Robert L. Williams, Jr. filed a complaint in the Chancery Court of Hinds County seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief regarding the Department of Revenue’s  collection activities against him for the tax years 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Specifically, Williams asked for a determination as to: (1) whether MDOR made valid assessments for the 2007, 2008, and 2009 tax years; (2) whether MDOR had failed to timely re-enroll its lien relating to the 1998 tax year and whether a refund of monies collected in satisfaction of said lien should be refunded to Williams; (3) whether MDOR should be enjoined from further collection with respect to the 1998 tax year; (4) whether MDOR’s action in issuing multiple warrants related to the same tax liability violated established guidelines; and (5) whether MDOR should be enjoined from issuing further warrants in violation of established guidelines.  The chancellor dismissed Williams’ lawsuit because he failed to exhaust administrative remedies.  Williams appeals.

Williams’ brief

The State’s brief

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