San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Tax Court Addresses Increase in Petitions Received

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 29, 2021

The U.S. Tax Court announced that it received more than 26,000 petitions this year. The Tax Court met with various stakeholders, including representatives from the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the Internal Revenue Service, low income taxpayer clinics, and bar-sponsored pro bono programs, to address the significantly increased number of petitions received this year. While the court continues to process petitions expeditiously, it has also begun notifying the IRS of those petitions that the court received prior to service in order to limit the potential for premature assessment and enforcement action against petitioners. Additionally, the Tax Court reminded taxpayers of its dedicated email address at taxcourt.petitioner.premature.assessment@irs.gov for petitioners to reach out with concerns about premature assessments or enforcement action. Finally, petitioners can contact the Public Affairs Office at (202) 521-3355 or email publicaffairs@ustaxcourt.gov if they have questions about whether the court has received their petition.