Tax Court Floats Rule Allowing More Electronic Filings
By Michael Macagnone (January 13, 2016, 12:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Tax Court could soon use a whole lot less paper, as the chief judge on Monday proposed rule changes allowing for more electronic filings, potentially removing long-standing restrictions that required petitions in paper form.
The Tax Court will still accept paper filings and the announcement encouraged filers to avoid sending their petitions on the last possible day in case of technical difficulties. Specifically, the proposal would change the definition of "papers" filed with the court, tweak current timeliness, electronic filing and signature rules and allow for electronic filing of petitions.
"These proposed rules amendments are designed to pave the...
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