United States Postal Postmark Used to Decide Whether Petition Was Timely
A recent Tax Court decision was reported that may be of interest to individuals potentially dealing with tax litigation. J. Frank Best, Certified Public Accountant and United States Tax Court Practitioner, works to stay current on all IRS decisions concerning tax litigation to ensure we are fully informed and prepared for our clients.
The United States Tax Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction an individual’s untimely petition challenging a deficiency, finding that a timely postmark from the postage software the individual used must be disregarded in favor of the U.S. Postal Service postmark that indicated the petition was mailed the day after the United States Tax Court filing due date.