Bloomberg Tax
July 23, 2021, 8:43 PM

Tax Court Warns of Processing Delays Due to Influx of Petitions

Sam McQuillan
Sam McQuillan

The U.S. Tax Court is facing a deluge of tax petitions this year, but reminded taxpayers Friday that the IRS generally can’t assess or collect tax debts if a petition was filed on time.

The court said it has already received more than 24,000 petitions so far this year. In a typical year, the court receives between 23,000 and 26,000 petitions.

  • “The Court is processing petitions expeditiously, but the increased volume has caused a delay between when a petition is received by the Court and when it is served on the Internal Revenue ...