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Mark Allison Talks to Tax Notes on IRS Suggested Changes to Tax Court Rules

September 23, 2015, Tax Notes Today

Tax Notes Today spoke to Mark D. Allison concerning the IRS Office of Chief Counsel's proposed changes to the Tax Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure, addressing issues such as small tax cases, discovery, and redactions.  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.  For the full article, please visit the Tax Notes Today's website (subscription required).

Excerpt taken from the article "IRS Suggests Several Changes to Tax Court Rules" by Nathan J. Richman for Tax Notes.

Mark D. Allison of Caplin & Drysdale Chtd. told Tax Analysts that it is not uncommon for the Tax Court to invite comments on proposed changes to its rules and that the court is typically generous in hearing those comments. Allison, former chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation's Court Practice and Procedure Committee, said the Tax Court typically has a proposal in those situations. "This is clearly different since it was an open-ended request," he said, adding that he has not seen that before.

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