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We’re Going to Court! Tax Court Timeline Explains the Steps

June 28, 2022

Congress created the Tax Court as an independent judicial authority for taxpayers disputing certain IRS determinations. Generally, a taxpayer may file a petition in the Tax Court in response to these determinations, like receipt of a 90-day letter. Learn more, from start, to discovery, to trial, from this checklist.


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