How does the Tribunal determine the filing date?

To determine the filing date of a document mailed to the Tribunal through the United States Postal Service, the date the envelope is postmarked by the USPS is the filing date. Appeals or filings sent by designated delivery services, (i.e., FedEx or UPS) will be considered filed as of the date the document was given to the delivery service as indicated by the receipt date on the package. If the document is filed in-person the date the document is received (i.e., hand delivered) at the Tribunal will be the filing date. See TTR 219 for more information.

Cases can also begin in either division by using eFiling. Please visit the eFiling page, for more information on how to electronically file your appeal.