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Tax Court May Delay Trials as Needed Amid Coronavirus Threat (1)

March 9, 2020, 5:12 PM; Updated: March 9, 2020, 8:03 PM

The U.S. Tax Court is open to rescheduling trials and hearings as needed if individuals required to appear are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have a fever.

The court made the announcement Monday, in response to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

  • Individuals should contact the court before appearing if they “are experiencing any flu like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing,” according to the announcement.
  • The court will also limit the number of people allowed in courtrooms. The limit will depend on “the judge’s discretion,” a spokesperson said.
(Updates with comment from Tax Court in second bullet point. )

To contact the reporter on this story: Jeffery Leon in Washington at jleon@bloombergtax.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Patrick Ambrosio at pambrosio@bloombergtax.com; Colleen Murphy at cmurphy@bloombergtax.com

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