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NOTEWORTHY

The United States Tax Court building remains closed to non-trial-related visitors but is receiving and processing mail and deliveries. Documents for hand delivery may be deposited in a drop box at the building’s entrance.

Guidance on remote (virtual) proceedings and example videos of various procedures in a virtual courtroom can be found here. Guidance on in-person proceedings can be found here and here. For additional resources, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced today that, effective March 31, 2022, Special Trial Judge Daniel A. Guy, Jr. has retired.

See the Press Release.

Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced that the United States Tax Court has proposed amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.

See the Press Release.

The Court has amended Form 17, Notice of Appeal to Court of Appeals (formerly Notice of Appeal), to conform to recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, the Court has issued a document titled “Information for Self-Represented Petitioners About Filing a Notice of Appeal”, appended to the revised Form 17, which provides basic information about the procedures that petitioners must follow in filing a proper notice of appeal from a Tax Court decision. Form 17 can be found on the website under Case Related Forms or in the Appendix to the Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Tax Court Judge Joel Gerber passed away on March 4, 2022.

See the Press Release.

The United States Tax Court announced today that Judge Kathleen Kerrigan has been elected Chief Judge to serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2022.

See the Press Release.

Retired Tax Court Judge Robert P. Ruwe passed away on February 12, 2022.

See the Press Release.

The website's guidance for pro se petitioners is available as a downloadable PDF.

U.S. Tax Court Warning about Tax Scams

Some people may receive unsolicited phone calls, emails, or other communications from individuals fraudulently claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other Federal government agencies and demanding immediate payment by money order, gift card, debit card, or other means to settle a tax debt.

The Tax Court does not want anyone to be victimized by a tax scam. It is important that you know that the Tax Court will never do any of the following:

  • call or email demanding payment of Court fees or taxes;
  • call or email threatening arrest;
  • call or email insisting that a specific payment method be used to pay a tax debt or requesting credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
The IRS posts current warnings and alerts about all types of tax scams on its website (including information about how to report tax scams). In addition, you may file a consumer complaint about a tax scam with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These websites are maintained by the IRS and FTC--government agencies that are unrelated to the Tax Court.

If you would like to verify that the communication you received is really from the Tax Court please call the Court at (202) 521-0700.

Technical Questions?

For assistance with DAWSON, view the FAQs and other materials here. To contact the Webmaster for technical issues or problems with the website, send an email to webmaster@ustaxcourt.gov. No documents can be filed with the Court at this email address.

Other Questions?

For all non-technical questions, contact the Office of the Clerk of the Court at (202) 521-0700.


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