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Tax Court Nominee Vows to Clear Case Backlog If Confirmed

May 9, 2019, 4:44 PM

Tax Court judge nominee Emin Toro told the Senate Finance Committee that, if confirmed by the full chamber, he would work hard to clear the backlog of cases at the court following the partial government shutdown that began at the end of last year.

The Tax Court was closed from Dec. 28 to Jan. 28 as a result of the shutdown, and self-represented taxpayers in particular faced hurdles to get on track once it opened. Many taxpayers were unable to get in touch with the Internal Revenue Service during the shutdown, as the bulk of its employees were furloughed. The...

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