Friday, December 28, 2007
Tax Court Issues New Administrative Guidelines For Tax Clinics
From a press release by the U.S. Tax Court yesterday:
Chief Judge John O. Colvin announced today that the United States Tax Court has published on its Web site “U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Academic Clinical Programs,” “U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Nonacademic Clinical Programs”, and “U.S. Tax Court Requirements for Office of Chief Counsel Student Practice Program”. The requirements may be accessed by clicking on the “Clinics & Student Practice” tab from the menu of options on the Court’s web site at www.ustaxcourt.gov. The requirements are in substance the same as, and will replace, the contracts that the Court has relied upon in the past to establish its relationship with tax clinics and student practice programs. The Court expects that publication of the requirements on its Web site and a new procedure for the clinics to provide information to the Court will improve the Court’s communications with tax clinics and simplify the process for recognition of such programs. For everything you ever wanted to know about nonprofit law practices, see Revenue Procedure 92-59, 1992-2 C.B. 411.