Request for Tax Return Notices


Why did I receive a “Request for Tax Return” notice?

You received this notice because the Internal Revenue Service indicated your federal return was filed with a Missouri address, or you had income taxable to Missouri.

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You received this notice because you are a state employee, attorney, member of the General Assembly, Judicial Branch, statewide elected official, or maintain a professional license in Missouri. For more information, please visit the State Employees and Professional Licensees – Individual Income Tax Compliance page.

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If I receive a “Request for Tax Return” notice, what information should I submit?

If you were required to file a Missouri income tax return for the requested tax year, please submit your Missouri income tax return, along with supporting documentation. The forms are available on the Individual Income Tax Forms page.

If you were not required to file a Missouri income tax return for the requested tax year, please forward a written explanation to the address at the top of your notice. This explanation should indicate why you were not required to file.

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I received a “Request for Tax Return”, but have already filed my return. What do I do?

Even if you have already filed the Missouri income tax return requested on the notice, please forward a copy of your return, along with supporting documentation, to the address at the top of your notice.

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I was in Missouri under military orders and neither my spouse nor I had any Missouri source income. I received a “Request for Tax Return”. What do I do?

If you did not earn income other than military income while in Missouri, you may complete our online “No Return Required” military form for tax years 2007 and forward. For tax years prior to 2007, you must complete Form MO-NRI and submit it to the Department. The form is available on the Individual Income Tax Forms page.

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I was in Missouri under military orders and I had a part-time job and earned more than $600 of income in Missouri. I received a “Request for Tax Return”. What do I do?

If you or your spouse earned non-military income while in Missouri, you must file Form MO-1040, along with Form MO-NRI. The nonresident military pay should be subtracted from your federal adjusted gross income by using the “Military (nonresident) Subtraction” on Form MO-A. The form is available on the Individual Income Tax Forms page.

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I have been stationed at a military base in another state all year and my income is entirely from the military. My spouse is a resident of Missouri, resides with me, and works for a company in the state in which we are stationed. Are we required to file a return?

Yes, under the Military Spouse’s Residency Relief Act, if you are the spouse of a military servicemember residing outside of Missouri solely because your spouse is there on military orders, any income you earn is taxable to Missouri. You must complete Form MO-1040 (long form). The military servicemember may calculate their Missouri income percentage by completing Form MO-NRI. The spouse of the servicemember is not eligible to calculate a Missouri income percentage and should report 100% on Line 27 of MO-1040.

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If you still have questions, please visit other Personal Tax FAQs.


Click here for more information regarding the filing requirements of military personnel.