Biography

Jack Trachtenberg is a Principal in Deloitte’s Multistate Tax Controversy Services team in New York. Jack focuses on all aspects of state and local tax controversy matters for corporations and passthroughs, including income/franchise and sales and use tax, and has deep experience serving high-net-worth individuals in personal income tax matters, including residency.

Jack has extensive experience advising clients on New York State and New York City tax matters, having successfully litigated cases before the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal and the New York State Supreme Courts. Before joining Deloitte, Jack was a partner in the state tax practice at Reed Smith LLP. In 2009, the Governor of New York appointed Jack to serve as the first Deputy Commissioner and Taxpayer Rights Advocate at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. In this role, Jack created and implemented the state’s Office of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate, which intervenes on behalf of taxpayers facing intractable tax disputes.

Jack is a frequent speaker on state tax issues.  Jack is also an author, editor, co-author or publisher of many publications, including the “Multistate Corporate Tax Guide,” the “Multistate Guide to Sales and Use Tax,” the “New York State Sales and Use Tax Answer Book,” and the LexisNexis “Tax Practice Insights: New York.”  He is also a frequent contributor to tax and accounting publications, such as State Tax Notes and The CPA Journal, and has taught State and Local Tax courses at Albany Law School.

Jack holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in political science from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law.