John Trapani, CPA

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Visit our blog at Accountant For Disaster Recovery


For more than 20 years I have assisted taxpayers who have experienced a disaster.

People have found this information so valuable that I established a blog to help people  prepare in advance of a disaster (which, of course, we hope does not occur) and recover from a disaster if they experience one.

Below are recent blog topics and links to the blog articles.

Income Taxes and Disasters — 2012 Year End Summary

Was 2012 a big year for disasters? Well it depends on how you look at it. There were 47 declared disasters in 2012. Fourteen years, starting with 1953 exceeded the 47 count. Ten of the fourteen fell in the period between 2002 and 2011. Three occurred between 1996 and 1999. The first year that exceeded 47 declarations was Read more

Community Workshops on Post-Disaster Tax Matters

News & Advice From a Leading Thousand Oaks CPA

Were you affected by the Rocky, Jerusalem or Valley fires?

I will be speaking to residents at the Middeltwon Twin Pines Casino Event Center, and at the Lakeport City Hall Council Chambers. Local community leaders, realtors, personal finance professionals and income tax professionals are also encouraged to attend.

See the flyer for dates and locations.

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Categorized under: Advice For Appraisers, Disaster Tax Services

January 10, 2016

Post-Disaster Income Tax Workshop

News & Advice From A Leading Westlake Village CPA

Are you an appraiser, CPA, attorney or other finance professional who advises individuals and businesses about IRS Casualty Losses?

I will be speaking to tax professionals and appraisers on January 13, 2016 at Marymount College, Lucerne campus about post-diasaster tax matters.  — John Trapani, CPA

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Categorized under: Advice For Appraisers, Disaster Tax Services

Advice For Appraisers In A Catastrophic/Disaster Loss

Big catastrophic events like Hurricane Sandy and the Moore Tornado make national news. But catastrophic events occur everyday — from a residential home fire to flooding, from mudslides in addition to the large forms of these and earthquakes, hurricanes and wildland fires.

Appraisers have a vital role in assisting the individual who Read more…

Categorized under: Advice For Appraisers

June 19, 2013