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