Can Taxes Be Paid Under Protest While Awaiting The Results Of A Hearing?
Yes. Payment of taxes under protest does not prejudice the right to an appeal. Furthermore, payment will stop the accrual of additional interest on the tax portion of the assessment.
The determination of assessment will already include some interest and additional interest accrues at the rate of 1% per month simple interest to the date of payment.
Where payment is made under protest and the employing unit's appeal is ultimately successful to any degree, the department must refund the appropriate portion of the payment made under protest including interest on the tax portion at the rate of 3/4% per month simple interest from the date of payment under protest to the date of the refund.