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Ruben Sislyan focuses his practice on California state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and judicial levels. He has broad experience representing Fortune 500 and middle-market companies, closely held businesses, start-ups, families, and individuals in a wide range of state and local taxes, including corporate franchise/income, personal income, sales and use, property, tobacco, and gross receipts and other local taxes.

Ruben helps clients navigate through all stages of California’s complex administrative tax controversy process. He regularly practices before California’s state and local tax agencies and tribunals, including the Franchise Tax Board, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the State Board of Equalization, the Office of Tax Appeals, and the Los Angeles Office of Finance. Ruben also has experience representing clients in California courts and challenging unlawful taxes.

Senate Bill 113 (SB 113), which Gov. Newsom signed into law Feb. 9, 2022, contains important California tax law changes, including reinstatement of business tax credits and net operating loss
Continue Reading California SB 113 Eliminates Suspension on NOL Deductions, Lifts Limitation on Use of Tax Credits, and Expands Elective Pass-Through Entity Tax

Retail real estate has been one of the hardest hit markets by the COVID-19 pandemic. State shutdown orders and health guidelines, a shift in retailers’ needs, and tenant bankruptcies have
Continue Reading Pandemic-Driven Devalued Retail Real Estate Owners Should Seek Property Tax Reductions