U.S. Tax Court proceedings will soon resume, however, they will do so entirely remotely until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 29, the Tax Court announced that via Press Release that all proceedings would be conducted remotely, and that proceedings would be available to the public via telephone dial-in. The Tax Court also issued Administrative Order 2020-02 governing remote court proceedings. These guidelines became effective immediately and do not contain a sunset date. They provide that trials will be conducted either via telephone or video, as specified within the notice setting a case for trial. Parties are responsible for ensuring—to the best of their abilities—that they and their witnesses are able to participate in the remote proceedings. The orders likewise adjusted pre-trial filing deadlines.
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