How to Pay the Filing Fee

The Courtʼs filing fee is $60 and may be paid online, by mail, or in person. A request to waive the filing fee may be made by filing an Application for Waiver of Filing Fee, available under the Case Related Forms tab. These instructions are also available as a PDF.

How to Pay the Filing Fee Online

  • Log in​ ​to your DAWSON account.
  • Click​ ​Pay Now​ under Filing Fee Options on the right-hand side of your dashboard. will open in a separate window. Image

  • Click​ ​Continue to the Form​.
  • Fill out​ personal details, including your Docket Number(s). You received your Docket Number after submitting your Petition online. It is also listed by your case on your dashboard. Docket Number(s) should be entered in xxxxx-xx format (e.g., 12345-20). Image

  • Click​ ​Submit Data​.
  • Select payment method.
  • Click​ ​Next​.
  • Enter payment information​.
  • Click​ ​Review and Submit Payment​.
  • Print​ Confirmation Page.

Tips & Tricks

  • Accepted payment methods include bank account/electronic check, Amazon account, PayPal account, debit card, or credit card.
  • Be sure to have the Docket Number(s) handy for reference during the payment process.

Other Payment Options

Mail-in payment​*
Make checks/money orders payable to: Clerk, United States Tax Court
400 Second Street, NW
Washington, DC 20217

Canʼt afford to pay the filing fee? Submit an ​Application For Waiver of Filing Fee.

*Please include petitioner(s)ʼ name(s) and Docket Number on check. Need help? ​Call​ (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 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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