Any check sent to the U.S. Tax Court will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). We will scan your check and use the account information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours and will be shown on your regular account statement.

We will not return your original check. It will be destroyed, but we will keep an electronic copy. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, your submission of the check for payment authorizes us to process the electronic copy in place of the original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, we may try to make the transfer up to two times.

Privacy Information - The United States Tax Court’s authority to collect fees associated with case processing is documented under Title 26 United States Code Sections 7451 & 7471 through 7475. Information captured from checks received will be strictly used in accordance with the petitioner’s request to process their respective cases. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.

Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Clerk, United States Tax Court".