U.S. Tax Court and IRS staff plan to meet Jan. 22 with members of the private sector tax community to discuss court procedures and operations as the partial government shutdown continues, practitioners aware of the meeting told Bloomberg Tax.

  • The purpose of the meeting is “to make sure the IRS, the court, and the taxpayer community all understand what the procedures are going to be during the shutdown and post-shutdown,” Sheri A. Dillon, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, told Bloomberg Tax Jan. 19 at an American Bar Association conference in New Orleans
  • Tax Court shuttered Dec. 28 due to funding lapse
  • Invitees include the ABA tax section and representatives who offer pro bono services to low-income taxpayers, Dillon said
  • The meeting will provide a preliminary opportunity for the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Court, and practitioners to work through some of the issues that have emerged as a result of the shutdown, Christine Speidel, an assistant professor of law and the director of the federal tax clinic at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, told Bloomberg Tax
  • One issue likely to be discussed at the meeting is the process for taxpayers whose Tax Court petitions are returned to them, Speidel said