Patrick OConnor

Patrick OConnor

Patrick C. O'Connor has been president of O'Connor & Associates since 1983 and is a recipient of the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He is also a registered senior property tax consultant in the state of Texas and has written numerous articles in state and national publications on reducing property taxes. He continues to set the standard in direction and quality of our appraisal products, adding services ranging from business valuations and business appraisals to cost segregation analysis for income tax reduction.

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Patrick OConnor Free Articles

Tax Reductions through Cost Segregation

Regarding Tax Reductions through Cost Segregation

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Casualty Loss Can Generate Massive Tax Deductions

Regarding Casualty Loss Can Generate Massive Tax Deductions

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Business Personal Property Valuation

Regarding Business Personal Property Valuation

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Due Diligence

Article regarding Due diligence

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Tax Reduction - a Result of Cost Segregation

Tax reduction and tax deferral are the primary benefits of obtaining a cost segregation study. Income taxes are a substantial burden for most real estate investors. Tax deductions help with this burden. While some level of taxation is necessary, it is both inappropriate and imprudent to pay more than your fair share.

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Houston Apartment search tips -- getting the best deal

Lease a Houston apartment and get $100 in cash and a bonus gift Houston apartments are expensive. But getting a great deal can make your Houston apartment less expensive. This article provides tips on getting the best deal possible when leasing a Houston apartment.

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Condemnation appraisals

Condemnation appraisals differ in many ways from typical market value assignments. In condemnation appraisals, appraisers often cannot consider the best comparable sales (if they were purchased by the condemning authority) and comparable sales impacted by condemnation. In addition, to the condemnation appraisal, the values of the “part taken” and “damages to the remainder” must both be calculated. Further, since a condemnation appraisal may be scrutinized during a judicial proceeding (see expert witness testimony) a higher standard of care is required in researching and preparing the appraisal.

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Tax Deductions (Business Tax Deduction Tips)

Tax deductions contribute to national prosperity by providing capital to business. Tax deductions reduce taxable income. A $100,000 tax deduction reduces federal income tax by $35,000 ($100,000 X 35%) assuming a 35% income rate. Options for increasing business tax deductions include revising depreciation schedules, reviewing fixed asset listings, casualty losses, bad debts, and charitable contributions.

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Tax Deductions (Tips for Individual Real Estate Investors)

Tax deductions are not the top priority for most individual real estate investors. They often work out of their home with no employees, other than those on-site at the property. Challenges (aside from tax deductions) include selecting what property to purchase, screening tenants, repairs, managing expenses, obtaining financing, and deciding when to sell. This articles addresses tax deductions sometimes over-looked by real estate owners.

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Harris County Appraisal District - Tips for a Successful Property Tax

Harric county appraisl District include appealing both market value and unequal appraisal annually

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cost segregation cpa

Commercial property owners typically use tax preparation specialists such as tax lawyers, CPAs and accountants. They reasonably assume these experts will maximize their tax deductions to minimize federal income taxes. However, the complexity of the IRS tax code for federal income taxes makes it virtually impossible for any person to have a depth of knowledge for all industries.

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Office Leasing and Rental Data_for Houston Metropolitan Area

Regarding Office Leasing and Rental Data_for Houston Metropolitan Area

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Apartment tips -- find a Great Apartment in Houston in One week

Apartment shopping in Houston is easy when you organize the process. This article will help you find a great Houston apartment at a great price. It will also make the Houston apartment shopping experience less stressful.

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Apartment Tips_Find an Apartment in One Day

Regarding Apartment Tips : Find an Apartment in One Day

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10 tips for finding a great apartment

Location Great apartments are in great areas. The first set to finding a great apartment is selecting an attractive area. Apartments in upscale areas will be more expensive than apartments in less attractive areas. However, in many cases you will have add a better apartment living experience in a plain apartment in an upscale area than in a deluxe apartment in a less attractive area.

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