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File Your St. Louis City Earnings Tax Refund Claims With Us

With the City of St. Louis reaching a settlement allowing non-city residents to collect earnings tax refunds for teleworking days for tax years 2020 through 2023, reversing its prior position, one of the Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the case, Mark C. Milton, has created a refund operation to assist taxpayers with filing their claims.

Non-resident taxpayers interested in hiring Milton Law Group and its team of tax professionals to file their claims can visit  

The refunds are not automatic, and taxpayers must submit a claim to be eligible for refunds.  

“Taxpayers have a very short window to file their claims in order to collect the money owed to them,” said Milton, managing attorney of Milton Law Group. Pursuant to the settlement agreement with the City, refund claims for tax years 2020, 2021, and 2022 must be submitted by September 30, 2024, and the deadline for tax year 2023 is April 15, 2025.  

“Many people are wary of dealing with the government, don’t want to deal with the hassle, and/or are confused on how the refund filing process works, which is why we’re offering a simplified process through as an alternative to taxpayers dealing directly with the Collector’s office, which they may certainly choose to do.”  

Milton said he encourages all affected taxpayers to apply for their refund(s) whether it is through Milton Law Group, another tax professional, or directly with the Collector’s office. 

“This was a three-year legal battle that ultimately favored the side of the taxpayers, so we hope everyone impacted pursues the money lawfully owed to them,” Milton said.  

Milton and co-counsel Bevis Schock sued the City of St. Louis and Gregory F.X. Daly, the City’s Collector of Revenue, in March 2021 challenging their refusal to issue earnings tax refunds to non-city residents working outside the City during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

On June 12, 2024, the City of St. Louis and the Collector of Revenue agreed to issue earnings tax refunds to all eligible NON-CITY RESIDENTS for days they worked outside the City for tax years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Plaintiffs’ attorneys received no fees for their work.   

When is the deadline?  

For tax years 2020, 2021, and 2022, refund claims must be submitted by September 30, 2024.  

For tax year 2023, the deadline is April 15, 2025.  

Taxpayers who want to apply for the refunds have two options:  

1. They can file on their own by using the Form E-1R available on the Collector’s website.  

    2. Hire a tax professional.  

       Milton Law Group is preparing earnings tax refund claims for taxpayers on a contingency-fee basis (15% of anticipated refunds, which is due at the time of filing the claim).   

       If the taxpayer does not receive all or part of the anticipated refund, Milton Law Group will refund a prorated portion of the fees paid based on the refund received.  

       Milton Law Group will not otherwise be providing and/or responding to requests for information and/or advice on how to submit the refund claims.  

      Visit to learn more about submitting a refund claim.  

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