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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".



The Tax Court now offers the option of paying for court fees, with the exception of Admission to Practice Application Fees and Notice of Appeal Fees, by credit or debit card through

Fee/Charge Type Amount More Info.
Admission to Practice Application Fee for Attorneys $50.00 See Rule 200(a) (Admissions Section 202-521-4629)
Periodic Registration Fee Frequency and amount to be determined See Rule 200(g) (Admissions Section 202-521-4629)
Petition Filing Fee $60.00  
$0.50 per page
Reproduction (202-521-4688)
Certification of Photocopies $10.00 per document  
Notice of Appeal Filing Fee Amount determined in accordance with Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure rule 3(e) (see also rules 13 and 14).  
Transmitting Record on Appeal Actual cost of insurance and postage  
U.S. Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure $20.00 Intake Section (202-521-0700)
Charges for Copies of Transcripts of Proceedings: Transcripts of proceedings before the Tax Court are supplied to the parties and to the public by the official reporter at such rates as may be fixed by contract between the Court and the reporter. Information as to those rates may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court or from the trial clerk at a trial session.  

For more information on fees and charges, see Rules 148, 190(a), 200(a), and 200(g).

  To contact the Webmaster for technical issues or problems with the website, send an e-mail to No documents can be filed with the Court at this email address. For all non-technical questions, including procedural, case-related, or general questions about the Court, you must contact the Office of the Clerk of the Court at (202) 521-0700 or by postal mail at U.S. Tax Court, 400 Second Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20217, Attention: Office of the Clerk of the Court.
  Last updated: May 19, 2020