Houston, TX: Property Tax and Casualty Loss Opportunities Under Current Law

Apr 20, 2018 08:30am -
Apr 20, 2018 09:30am

Event Description



The South Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs presents:


Property Tax and Casualty 

Loss Opportunities Under 

Current Law 


Presented by: Patrick O'Connor


Program Description

Provide insights into the seldom used casualty loss deduction; O'Connor & Associates is working with over 6,000 clients on tax refunds or savings totaling about $150 million because of Hurricane Harvey.  Other topics will include: 1) filing deadline for business personal property was 4/1; what to do if you missed the deadline, 2) options to render to reduce BPP taxes, 3) new property tax protest deadline in May 15 in 2018, 4) tips for appealing property taxes and 5) bonus depreciation includes existing real estate.  Will this cause unintended consequences.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to consult clients regarding casualty loss claims
  2. Understand the new personal property rendition deadline
  3. Understand options for rendering (fixed asset listing versus market value)
  4. New property tax deadline, options to appeal and benefit of appealing
  5. 25 to 45% year one bonus depreciation will allow many taxpayers to avoid income tax for 2018 to 2022
  6. $2,400 tax credit for employers affected by Harvey

Date & Time                                                                    

Friday, April 20, 2018                                                                

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast Provided)   



FCA Offices, 791 Town & Country, Suite 250,  Houston, TX



NASBA-approved for 1.0 CPE credit in Tax; State Bar of Texas approved for 1.0 MCLE credit 


Free Admission

Admission is FREE for all business professionals. For information on the cancellation policy please call 888-ATTY-CPA ext. 2.

About the Presenter


Patrick O'Connor has been active in reducing property taxes, providing expert witness testimony and appraising commercial real estate property since 1983. Pat is active in publishing analyses and data with respect to the real estate market, while being a highly regarded media spokesperson for the real estate community. He holds a MAI, the highest achievable designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a licensed senior property tax consultant. Pat earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. In 2001, he authored the first definitive consumer guide to Texas property taxes, Cut Your Texas Property Taxes.


Additional Information


Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Level: Update

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None
Who Should Attend? Attorneys, CPAs, Business Professionals



AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course. 


The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasba.org




Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Feb 14, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Feb 15, 2018 and ends on Apr 19, 2018.
Late registration starts on Apr 20, 2018.