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I owe state back taxes and had my drivers license suspended.

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I owe state back taxes and had my drivers license suspended. I need I need it back in order to work. I am a union carpenter and most jobs are in remote areas. I have been on unemployment due to not being able to drive. Public transportation is not an option. I have been offered jobs but have had to pass because of not being able to transport tools and equipment. I have contacted the DOR many times and have submitted to them what they have asked for. They still won't budge. I offered to repay $600.00 per month but was told that is out of the question. Please help. I live in Massachusetts.
Steve Thetonia
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
Hello Steve,

Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. Please remember that there might be a delay between your follow up questions and my answers because I may be helping other clients or taking a break.

I am sorry for your situation. Please tell me if I understand correctly - you have submitted everything that is required but they are simply not processing it timely? OR are they denying your application?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes that is correct, they never get back to me or/and say my offer isn't high enough.
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
I understand, thank you. Now the problem is that they have the right to suspend your license if there is back taxes. There is no 'silver bullet' to reinstate your license or make them do this, rather, unless there is a settlement on taxes, I am afraid. What I would highly recommend is to come to an agreement. There is a possibility of doing this in your case, although it is far fetched...let me explain:There is a writ you can file in the court that asks the Court to order a state actor to do what they have to, i.e. approve this, sign that, etc. It is called a Writ of Mandamus. You can file this in the court. Now ordinarily, you'd lose, since you cannot MAKE them reinstate your license since they have a right to keep it suspended. However, after you file it, you then file a Motion for Mediation and get them to the mediation table by court order. There, they are much more likely to come to an agreement. This is the only way, likely, that you'd get the license reinstated if you cannot pay the full amount or what they are asking for now.I hope you found my answer helpful, and if so please click on the ACCEPT button. This is the only way for me to get credit for my work; I receive no credit for my time with you unless you press ACCEPT.

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