Yearly Archives: 2019

MVP: Dakessian Law’s Mardiros Dakessian

By Dakessian Law | November 14, 2019
Law360 (November 14, 2019) — Mardiros “Marty” Dakessian of Dakessian Law Ltd. scored a major victory this year in a Los Angeles tax dispute over whether a business was considered a wholesaler or retailer, which led to the reversal of a long-standing city policy, earning him a spot as one of Law360’s 2019 Tax MVPs. […]
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Former NFL Player Sues FTB Over Residency Issue

By Dakessian Law | May 6, 2019
Law360 (May 6, 2019): ­­ A former NFL player has sued California’s Franchise Tax Board in a dispute over whether he was a resident of the state after being drafted and owes more than $900,000, according to the player’s attorney. On Friday Joseph Keyshawn Johnson, a former wide receiver, sued the Franchise Tax Board in […]
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Successful Challenge of Los Angeles Business Tax Conferred Significant Public Benefit, Court Rules

By Dakessian Law | April 12, 2019
CalTaxletter (April 12, 2019):  A taxpayer’s successful challenge of Los Angeles’ application of a business gross receipts tax “resulted in the enforcement of an important right affecting the public interest – namely compelling the City to adhere to the Municipal Code and to abandon its practice of misclassifying businesses,” One of them was found at […]
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Lawmakers, Tax Experts Debate Future of BOE

By Dakessian Law | March 18, 2019
TaxAnalysts – State Tax Notes (March 18, 2019):  At the March 6 joint hearing of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, and Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, speakers weighed in on whether the BOE — which was stripped of all but its constitutional duties […]
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Wayfair Implementation Bill Clears First Committee With Unanimous Vote

By Dakessian Law | March 1, 2019
CalTaxletter (March 1, 2019):  Legislation to make changes to the California Department and Fee Administration’s implementation of South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court decision relating to sales and use tax on transactions involving out-of-state sellers, was approved February 25 by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. The bill, AB 147 (Burke), received unanimous, […]
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Agency Denies FTB’s Petition to Rehear Case Involving Football Star Keyshawn Johnson

By Dakessian Law | February 22, 2019
CalTaxletter (February 22, 2019):  The Office of Tax Appeals on February 21 unanimously denied the Franchise Tax Board’s petition to rehear the Appeal of Keyshawn Johnson and Shikiri Johnson, finding no good cause to rehear an appeal decided in Johnson’s favor in 2017 – in the last appeal of an FTB assessment heard by the […]
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