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Hand-Delivered Documents No Longer Accepted By The Tax Court

Hand-Delivered Documents No Longer Accepted By The Tax Court

Tax Court Press Release (10/29/2020) the Tax Court has announced that, effective Friday, October 30, 2020, it is suspending, until further notice, in-person acceptance of hand-delivered documents. 

On March 18, the Tax Court closed its building due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 10, the Tax Court resumed accepting hand-delivered documents between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

While in-person acceptance of hand-delivered documents has been suspended until further notice, the Tax Court will continue to receive mail and other deliveries. 

Litigants and representatives may comply with deadlines for filing petitions or notices of appeal by timely mailing the petition or notice of appeal to the Court.

To be timely mailed, the petition or notice of appeal must be postmarked on or before the last day for filing and mailed using the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or a designated private delivery service. (Code Sec. 7502) 

The Press Release notes that the Court’s eAccess and eFiling systems remain operational. Litigants can use the eFiling system to file documents that can be e-filed, and use eAccess to view documents filed in their case.

The Press Release recommends that litigants and others with questions contact the Court's Public Affairs Office at (202) 521-3355.

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