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We strive to educate our clients of their choices when dealing with HARPTA and FIRPTA withholdings, and to tirelessly advocate for relief by obtaining waivers or requesting early refunds.

Brad Konishi, CPA

President and CEO

Brad has been a licensed CPA since 2001, and has operated a tax preparation firm specializing in assisting real estate agents and their clients.  He now operates HARPTA Help LLC, a CPA firm started specifically to assist home sellers with all issues related to HARPTA and FIRPTA.


His background includes:

  • B.A. - University of Hawaii - Manoa

  • M.B.A. - Hawaii Pacific University

  • Former financial auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

  • Former Controller at the Honolulu Board of REALTORS

  • Course author and instructor - "Residential Real Estate Tax Rules, Foreign Investors, and 1031 Exchanges" since 2004 - Hawaii Association of REALTORS

  • Has assisted hundreds of clients in obtaining HARPTA/FIRPTA withholding certificates and early refunds


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