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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Two Tax Court opinions, filed June 4th

In Jaklin Idris and Dariana Kamenova v. Marion County Assessor, an 8-page opinion, Sr. Judge Fisher writes:

This case concerns whether the Indiana Board of Tax Review erred in upholding the 2006 assessment of Jaklin Idris’s and Dariana Kamenova’s condominium unit. The Court finds it did not. * * *

Kamenova’s and Idris’s presentations to both the Indiana Board and the Court reflect some of the challenges taxpayers have in understanding the complexities of our property tax system. While the Court is sympathetic to their plight, it is bound to apply the laws as written because pro se litigants are held to the same rules and standards as licensed attorneys. See Lacey v. Indiana Dep’t of State Revenue, 959 N.E.2d 936, 940 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2011). Accordingly, the final determination of the Indiana Board is AFFIRMED in its entirety.

In Nick Popovich v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (NFP), a 5-page opinion, Judge Wentworth concludes:
For all of the reasons discussed above, Popovich’s Motion to Reconsider Denial of Petitioner’s Second Motion to Compel is DENIED. The Court EXPECTS the parties to obey its order to work cooperatively to resolve their discovery disputes without further Court intervention. See Popovich v. Indiana Dep’t of State Revenue (Popovich I), 7 N.E.3d 406, 419 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2014).

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 5, 2014 11:23 AM
Posted to Ind. Tax Ct. Decisions