Fill-in Forms Instructions

Tax Court forms can be filled-in and printed directly from Adobe Reader 3.0 (or later). However, the information entered on a form cannot be saved to disk unless you are using the full Adobe Acrobat software suite.

Clicking on a form link will launch the Adobe Reader plug-in and display the form within your browser window. You may also wish to download the form directly to your disk to fill in at a later time. To do so, right-click on the form link and select “Save Target As...” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As...” (Netscape Navigator) to save the form file to disk.

Filling-in the Form:

  • Click on the appropriate form link to display the form within your browser (please note the Acrobat toolbar that appears across the top of the form within the browser) or... launch Adobe Reader and open the form if you had previously saved it to disk.
  • Move the mouse pointer over a blank field (e.g. Petitioner(s) name) on the form. The mouse pointer will turn into a vertical beam, indicating that the field is editable.
  • Click the left mouse button once within the field and begin typing.
  • Press the Tab key to move forward through the form. Press Shift+Tab to move backwards.
  • When you have completed the form, click once on a blank area of the form to de-select the last active field. If a field is left active, the information it contains will not print.
  • Click the print icon on the Acrobat toolbar to print the form.

Electronically Filing a Fillable Form:

Practitioners who register for Practitioner Access and consent to receive electronic service are eligible to electronically file (eFile) the following fillable forms: "Entry of Appearance", "Notice of Change of Address for Petitioners", and "Subsitution of Counsel". The "Notice of Change of Address" is the only fillable form that petitioners who register for Petitioner Access and consent to receive electronic service are eligible to eFile. Before eFiling a fillable form, you may fill in the form using Adobe Reader or equivalent viewer and then print (rather than save) it to Portable Document Format (PDF) or export it to Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) so that the data is embedded in the document. If you use Adobe Reader, click the print icon on the Acrobat toolbar, and then select Acrobat Distiller or Acrobat PDFWriter from the printer name list. If you submit a PDF form before embedding the data, the Court will receive a blank document and reject it.

Technical Questions?

For assistance with DAWSON, email To contact the Webmaster for technical issues or problems with the website, send an email to 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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