The Supreme Court has ruled that only the U.S. Tax Court can review refusals by the Internal Revenue Service to reduce interest payments on people who underpay their taxes.

The Supreme Court handed down the unanimous decision this week, after a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based couple, John and Pamela Hinck, sued in federal claims court over $18,000 in interest on additional taxes they were assessed. The couple said that delays in processing their cases only piled on to the amount they owed.

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