President Obama has appointed Joseph W. Nega as a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term ending September 3, 2028.
Chief Judge Michael B. Thornton announced several improvements to the Court’s general practices and procedures relating to self-represented taxpayers. Learn more.
The Court has republished its Rules of Practice and Procedure, including all current revisions. The Rules are available for download (603KB). The Rules may also be purchased in loose-leaf form from the Clerk’s Office for $20.00 by writing to the United States Tax Court, 400 Second Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20217, and enclosing a check or money order for that amount payable to the "Clerk, United States Tax Court." Please do not send cash.
ELECTRONIC FILING (EFILING) IS MANDATORY FOR MOST PARTIES REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL (PRACTITIONERS) IN CASES WITH PETITIONS FILED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2010. Initial filings, such as the petition, may be filed only in paper form. See Rule 26(b)and eFiling Instructions for Practitioners. eFiling is available, but not required, for pro se petitioners (taxpayers) through Petitioner Access.
United States Tax Court Trial Clerk Program: Each year the Tax Court hires a few highly responsible and academically accomplished individuals to serve as Trial Clerks who travel nationwide to assist Judges of the Tax Court in conducting trial sessions in 75 cities throughout the United States. Applications are accepted from November 1 through April 30 for placement in August. Details about Trial Clerk recruitment may be found on the Employment tab.
The Tax Court now offers the option of paying for court fees, with the exception of Petition Fees, Admission to Practice Application Fees and Notice of Appeal Fees, by credit card or ACH debit card through Pay.gov.
Pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 7463(b), Summary opinions may not be treated as precedent for any other case.
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