The United States Tax Court issued a press release today announcing that more trial sessions have been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  All trial sessions through the end of June 2020 have now been cancelled.  The Tax Court had previously cancelled trial sessions scheduled for March and April. In addition, the Tax Court building in Washington, D.C. remains closed, and all Tax Court personnel are working remotely.  The Court’s electronic filing system remains operational, and the Court continues to issue orders and opinions.

The text of the Tax Court’s press release follows:

The Court has determined that it is appropriate to keep the Tax Court building closed. Tax Court personnel are working remotely. The eAccess and eFiling systems remain operational and the Court will continue to process items received electronically, serve orders and opinions, enter and serve decisions, work with litigants, and receive telephone calls.

Mail will not be delivered to the Court until the building reopens. Taxpayers may comply with statutory deadlines for filing petitions or notices of appeal by timely mailing a petition or notice of appeal to the Court. Timeliness of mailing of the petition or notice of appeal is determined by the United States Postal Service’s postmark or the delivery certificate of a designated private delivery service. Petitions and other documents may not be hand delivered to the Court.

The following trial sessions will be canceled:

May 4, 2020: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Jackson, MS; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix,
AZ; San Antonio, TX

May 11, 2020: Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; Oklahoma City, OK;
San Francisco, CA

May 18, 2020: Chicago, IL; Helena, MT; Honolulu, HI; Los Angeles, CA;
Memphis, TN; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC

May 21, 2020: Billings, MT

June 1, 2020: Atlanta, GA; Des Moines, IA; Los Angeles, CA; Portland, ME; Salt
Lake City, UT; Washington, DC

June 4, 2020: Burlington, VT

June 8, 2020: Anchorage, AK; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; New York, NY; San
Francisco, CA; Tampa, FL

June 11, 2020: Cheyenne, WY

June 15, 2020: Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA;
Washington, DC

June 22, 2020: Washington, DC

June 29, 2020: Atlanta, GA

The Court expects that the parties will continue to work together to exchange information and address pending issues. Unresolved cases will be scheduled for trial at a later date.

Please continue to monitor the Court’s website for updates and information. If you have any questions, contact the Public Affairs Office at (202) 521-3355.

Please check out Fox Rothschild’s coronavirus resource page, which is available here.

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