DAWSON Release Notes


See below for more information about additional code deployed to DAWSON since its launch on December 28, 2020. For questions or comments email ​dawson.support@ustaxcourt.gov​. These Release Notes are also available as a PDF.


June 10, 2021

  • Improved pagination for eFiled documents.

June 6, 2021

  • Added “Not Served” indicator on Document Detail for unserved Petitions viewed on mobile devices.
  • Revised the Review Your Case screen for disclosure cases so that “Disclosure1” now reads “Disclosure”.
  • Added scrolling for eFiling a document.
  • Revised Certificate of Service date format on printable Receipt of Filing.
  • Revised capitalization on Docket Number search for mobile devices.
  • Revised eFiling success message styling.
  • Improved validation messaging from shifting submit buttons on advanced case search.
  • Changed petitioner address font on Notice of Receipt of Petition.
  • Public Docket Record now populates served Parties column.

May 1, 2021

  • Improvement: Increased maximum character count for the title of a lodged document submitted with a Motion for Leave.

April 21, 2021

  • Practitioners can now update their firm name.

April 18, 2021

  • Improved accessibility for screen-readers.
  • Implemented logic to ensure that Corrected and Revised Transcripts are viewable to the parties 90 days after the proceeding.

April 11, 2021

  • Improvement: Receipt of Filing now displays the accurate Eastern Standard time the document was filed.

March 28, 2021

  • Improvement: Today’s Orders can be sorted by time served (oldest to newest and vice versa) and page count (highest to lowest and vice versa).

March 20, 2021

  • Improvement: Transcripts with trial/hearing dates more than 90 days ago are visible to parties.

March 7, 2021

  • Improvement: The Court can provide petitioners with electronic access to their existing cases. Petitioners should submit a request to dawson.support@ustaxcourt.gov and a letter with additional information will be mailed to them.
  • Improvement: The Printable Docket Record now includes counsel information for both parties.
  • Users can now preview PDF documents that are larger than 2MB before eFiling.

February 22, 2021

  • Improvement: Petitioners and practitioners can change the email used for login and service through their DAWSON account.
  • Improvement: Bench Opinions now display as part of Today’s Opinions.
  • The DAWSON application itself now provides a link to these release notes. See “What’s New in DAWSON” in the footer next to the link for “Frequently Asked Questions”.

January 31, 2021

  • Electronic signatures visible in all PDF previews
  • Improvement to public docket record display of consistent event codes, filings, and proceedings
    • All lodged documents show on the Docket Record with the event code ofMISCL.
    • Parenthetical text (i.e. Attachments, Certificate of Service, Objections) now display as part of the Filings and Proceedings for all views of the Docket Record.

January 25, 2021

  • Improvement: Text fields
    • Document free text fields can now accept up to 1000 characters, and will show a helpful error message when the limit is reached.
    • The complete document title now accepts up to 3000 characters total, and will inform the user when the limit is reached.
  • Left-align titles that expand to multiple lines on the “Today’s Orders” table

January 17, 2021

  • Improve consistent application of cover sheets
  • Improve accuracy of page counts shown on Docket Record

January 10, 2021

  • Implement posting of Today's Orders
  • Improve ​mo​bile scrolling for Printable ​Docket Record
  • Allow petitioner names with ​special characters (​') in case search
  • Improve mobile viewing of PDFs on the “Review Your Case” screen

Technical Questions?

For assistance with DAWSON, email dawson.support@ustaxcourt.gov. To contact the Webmaster for technical issues or problems with the website, send an email to webmaster@ustaxcourt.gov. 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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