Yearly Archives: 2017

Marty Dakessian Named Tax MVP in 2017 by Law360

By Dakessian Law | December 18, 2017
Law360, New York (December 18, 2017):  Dakessian Law, Ltd. founding partner Mardiros “Marty” Dakessian makes his fourth appearance on the Law360 MVP list this year, thanks to a 15-year personal income tax fight that saved a local entrepreneur $3 million, as well as a $15 million win that cut a Fortune 500 food company’s tax […]
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A New Law Reorganizes California’s Tax System

By Dakessian Law | November 10, 2017
CALIFORNIA RECENTLY ENACTED ASSEMBLY BILL 102 (AB 102), dramatically shifting power from the state Board of Equalization (BOE). Also known as The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, AB 102 reorganizes the BOE and creates two new California taxing agencies that replace the BOE in appeals of state tax cases. For 138 years, the […]
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Through the Looking Glass – Reflections on the MTC

By Dakessian Law | July 31, 2017
Is the MTC the Multistate Tax Commission or the Multistate Tax Compact? After many years of litigating that question, we now know Commission is the better fit, as the courts have told us there is no binding compact. The commission “hazards much” to successfully argue the compact is merely an advisory agreement. But at what […]
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California Governor Appoints Head of New Tax Agency

By Dakessian Law | July 17, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Nicolas Maduros as director of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration as part of a major transition overhauling the State Board of Equalization’s (BOE) long-standing tax authority. Marty Dakessian said he’s hopeful that the Brown administration will consider input from stakeholders as it takes over the BOE’s adjudicative […]
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Bill to Overhaul California BOE Racing Through Legislature

By Dakessian Law | June 15, 2017
California Legislature seeks to pass Assembly Bill 102 (A.B. 102) as part of the state’s budget. A.B. 102 is a significant overhaul of the system for administering California taxes and a significant reduction in responsibilities of the Board of Equalization (BOE). If enacted, A.B. 102 would establish two new agencies – the California Department of […]
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Retroactive Tax Laws Muddying Businesses’ Future Decisions

By Dakessian Law | May 22, 2017
According to Mardiros “Marty” Dakessian of Dakessian Law Ltd., the justices dropped the ball on offering clarity on a longstanding issue that has left businesses vulnerable to the “dangerous” possibility of states overturning court decisions through legislative action. “Michigan has undermined the rule of law in their own state,” Dakessian said. “In my opinion, by […]
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