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

Tips For The Upcoming Southern California Fire Season

Residents of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and the surrounding areas face the same fire danger that everyone in Southern California has to put up with.

That’s why, as we observe the early start of fire season in Southern California, we note the need for taxpayers to go into “Recovery Mode” immediately, even as you are evacuating, if there is an imminent fire danger. Here are some tips from our blog — Accountant For Disaster Recovery — and from the United Policyholders website.

If you need to evacuate you home, here is a list of documents you should protect. And it’s always a good idea to prepare in advance by having these documents in one location. Read more…

Categorized under: Disaster Tax Services

June 13, 2014