Press Releases


  • 11/19/2021 - On November 18, 2021, Special Trial Judge Daniel A. Guy, Jr. received the J. Edgar Murdock Award for distinguished service to the United States Tax Court.
  • 10/14/2021 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 10/05/2021 - To provide guidance with respect to in-person proceedings, the Court has posted a new publication, Court Standards and Protocols to Protect Public Health, as well as issued Administrative Order 2021-02, Washington, D.C. Courthouse Access.
  • 08/27/2021 - On August 27, 2021, the Court issued Administrative Order 2021-01, Policies for Remote (Virtual) Proceedings, which outlines the policies adopted allowing for both in-person and remote (virtual) trials.
  • 08/16/2021 - The Court met with various stakeholders to address concerns relating to the increased number of petitions being filed and to limit the potential for premature assessment and enforcement action.
  • 07/23/2021 - The United States Tax Court has received a significantly higher number of petitions this year. The Court is processing petitions expeditiously, but the increased volume has caused a delay between when a petition is received by the Court and when it is served on the Internal Revenue Service.
  • 05/21/2021 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 05/17/2021 - The United States Tax Court announced today that the examination for admission to practice before the Court will be held remotely on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
  • 04/05/2021 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced today that the United States Tax Court will begin accepting applications for its new Diversity in Government Internship Program (DiG Tax).
  • 02/23/2021 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 02/12/2021 - The Tax Court announces its Diversity & Inclusion Series. The series is comprised of webinars that will spotlight different trailblazers and their paths to, and success in, the field of tax law.
  • 01/11/2021 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced today that DAWSON has been updated to include “Today’s Orders”.


  • 12/18/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced today that on December 28, 2020, the United States Tax Court will officially launch DAWSON (Docket Access Within a Secure Online Network), its new case management system.
  • 12/10/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced today that the Court has updated its guidance on procedures related to subpoenas for remote proceedings.
  • 11/30/2020 - Senior Judge Robert P. Ruwe has fully retired and is no longer recalled for judicial service.
  • 11/20/2020 - For paper documents requiring multiple signatures and postmarked November 21, 2020 through December 28, 2020, the Court has modified its signature requirements as outlined in Administrative Order 2020-05.
  • 11/16/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 11/12/2020 - Beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, the Court will resume accepting hand-delivered documents to the main courthouse building.
  • 10/29/2020 - Effective Friday, October 30, 2020, and until further notice, the United States Tax Court will be suspending its in-person acceptance of hand-delivered documents.
  • 10/07/2020 - To facilitate the transition to the Court's new case management system, beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on November 20, 2020, the current e-filing system will become inaccessible and all electronic files will become read-only.
  • 10/06/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced that the United States Tax Court has adopted amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.
  • 09/09/2020 - Chief Special Trial Judge Lewis R. Carluzzo received the J. Edgar Murdock Award for distinguished service to the United States Tax Court.
  • 08/17/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 08/06/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced additional guidance with respect to remote proceedings.
  • 07/20/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 07/17/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced that, effective July 16, 2020, Senior Judge Joel Gerber has retired and is no longer recalled for judicial service.
  • 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.
  • 06/22/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 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.
  • 05/18/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced that the United States Tax Court has proposed amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.
  • 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.
  • 04/21/2020 - Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley announced that the United States Tax Court has proposed amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.
  • 04/21/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 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.
  • 02/24/2020 - The Court announced that Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley has been re-elected and will serve another two-year term beginning June 1, 2020.
  • 02/21/2020 - Tax Court Disciplinary Matters.
  • 01/15/2020 - The Tax Court has adopted amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure.


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