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Tax Court Closing More Cases Than Are Filed, Decreasing Backlog

Oct. 5, 2019, 7:00 PM

The U.S. Tax Court is making progress in reducing its case backlog, U.S. Tax Court Chief Special Trial Judge Lewis Carluzzo told Bloomberg Tax at the American Bar Association tax section meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 5.

“We are closing more cases every month than get filed,” he said. The court has long had a backlog of cases that was made worse by the 35-day government shutdown at the end of last year.

  • The September numbers from the court show gradual progress: 1,809 cases were filed while 1,926 were closed, Carluzzo said. He added that 1,597 of those ...