COVID-19 Resources


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. See the June 24, 2020, Press Release. In anticipation of its return to in-person proceedings, the Court has posted a new publication, Court Standards and Protocols to Protect Public Health, below. The Court has also posted Administrative Order 2021-02 which provides protocols for attending in-person proceedings in the Washington, D.C. courthouse. See the October 5, 2021, Press Release.


Courtroom Standards and Protocols


Administrative Orders


Remote Proceeding Information


Examples of Zoomgov Proceedings

These videos are merely examples. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.

Pre-Calendar Call: Trial Clerk Recognizes Participants


Clinic Breakout Room: Clinics Arrange Assistance for a Self-represented Taxpayer


Calendar Call: Judge Calls the Calendar and Schedules Trials


Trial: Judge Conducts a Trial


Press Releases

  • 08/06/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced additional guidance with respect to remote proceedings.
  • 06/24/2020 - Beginning July 10, 2020, the Clerk’s Office will accept hand-delivered documents between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • 06/19/2020 - Mail delivery will resume on July 10, 2020.
  • 05/29/2020 - To accommodate continuing uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and until further notice, Court proceedings will be conducted remotely.
  • 05/29/2020 - The Court will resume accepting requests for photocopies of Court records from non- parties (copy requests) on June 1, 2020.
  • 05/07/2020 - To mitigate risks and concerns related to COVID-19, the Court is postponing the November 2020 nonattorney examination to the fall of 2021.
  • 05/04/2020 - The Court announced that attorney applications for admission to practice before the Court may be emailed to the Admissions Office.
  • 03/23/2020 - The United States Tax Court building remains closed and trial sessions through June 30, 2020 are canceled.
  • 03/18/2020 - The Court announced that effective as of 9:00 PM on March 18, 2020, and until further notice, the United States Tax Court building is closed.
  • 03/13/2020 - The Court has determined that it is appropriate to cancel certain trial sessions and to close the Court to visitors, effective immediately.
  • 03/11/2020 - The Court has determined that it is appropriate to cancel certain trial sessions.

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Other Questions?

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