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Requirements for Participation in the United States Tax Court Clinical, Student Practice & Bar Sponsored Calendar Call Program.

Tax clinics and Bar sponsored calendar call programs provide important advice and assistance to many low income, self represented taxpayers who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The participating clinicslisted are not part of the Internal Revenue Service or the Tax Court. The Tax Court does not endorse or recommend any particular tax clinic or Bar sponsored calendar call program.

The United States Tax Court includes on its Web site requirements for academic clinics (“U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Academic Clinics”) and nonacademic clinics (“U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Nonacademic Clinics”). The Court also includes on its Web site requirements for Bar sponsored calendar call programs (“U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Bar Sponsored Calendar Call Programs”), and the student practice program sponsored by the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (“U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Office of Chief Counsel Student Practice Program”).

The Court is providing requirements on a provisional basis for participation of non-law school academic clinics in the Court’s clinical program during the 2014-15 academic year "U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Academic Clinics (Non Law School)". The Court will review experience with non-law school academic clinics in deciding whether to continue these requirements beyond the 2014-15 academic year.

Procedures for Programs Currently Participating

In order for an academic clinic, nonacademic clinic or Bar sponsored calendar call program to participate, the clinic or Bar sponsored calendar call program director/coordinator must send a letter to the Chief Judge containing the information specified in paragraph 1(e) of the Requirements for Academic Clinics, paragraph 1(e) of the Requirements for Academic Clinics (Non Law School), paragraph 1(g) of the Requirements for Nonacademic Clinics, and paragraph 1(c) of the Requirements for Bar Sponsored Calendar call Programs by February 15 of each year. The Requirements include a sample of the letter the clinics and programs are requested to send to the Court. The Court will send a reminder of this requirement in January of each year to clinics and Bar sponsored calendar call programs already participating and will acknowledge receipt of the clinics’ and Bar sponsored calendar call programs’ letter requesting participation.

Procedures for Programs Not Currently Participating

The Court invites academic and nonacademic tax clinics and Bar sponsored calendar call programs which do not currently participate to review the Court’s Requirements for participation and to consider submitting a request to participate in the Court’s program at anytime. Those clinics and programs should send a letter containing the information specified in paragraph 1(e) of the Requirements for Academic Clinics, paragraph 1(e) of the Requirements for Academic Clinics (Non Law School), paragraph 1(g) of the Requirements for Nonacademic Clinics, and paragraph 1(c) of the Requirements for Bar Sponsored Calendar Call Programs, except that academic clinics, academic clinics (non law school), nonacademic clinics, and Bar sponsored calendar call programs which are not currently participating need not provide the information requested in paragraphs 1(e)(6), 1(e)(6), 1(g)(5), and 1(c)(6) of those Requirements, respectively. The Court will acknowledge receipt of the information.

Please contact us with any questions concerning the Requirements.

 
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  Last updated: June 20, 2014