Skip to Main Content

Mark Allison Comments on Chief Counsel's Recommended Changes to Tax Court Rules

October 1, 2015, Standard Federal Tax Reports
The IRS Chief Counsel is recommending revisions to certain Tax Court rules.  "Many of these comments are designed to minimize confusion and provide efficiency for the Tax Court and the government, along with maximizing the effective use of resources," said Mark D. Allison.  "Several years ago, the rule changes for small cases were intended to bring those cases in line with regular cases.  In hindsight, the government may feel it has created more burdens on pro se taxpayers and itself," Allison said.  "It is not clear if the proposed change would be for all small cases or only for small cases where the taxpayer is pro se," Allison observed.  Mr. Allison was recently named a member of the Appointments to the Tax Court Committee, where he plays an essential role in the operations of the Tax Court, as well as in making recommendations on who is appointed as a judge to the Tax Court.  To see the full article, please see the PDF link above or visit Wolters Kluwer's website (subscription required).

About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
For more information, please visit us at
Washington, DC Office:
One Thomas Circle NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
New York, NY Office:
600 Lexington Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022


This communication does not provide legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship with you or any other reader. If you require legal guidance in any specific situation, you should engage a qualified lawyer for that purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Attorney Advertising
It is possible that under the laws, rules, or regulations of certain jurisdictions, this may be construed as an advertisement or solicitation.
©2021 Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
All Rights Reserved.