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2020 Tax Seminar


Dates: January 9 and 10, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend: CPAs, enrolled agents, and tax practitioners​

Cost:  Registration fee is $100 per day ($200 for both days) payable by credit card or check. Please note that there is a 2.75% processing fee for all credit card charges.  Checks should be made payable to the LSU Department of Accounting with Tax Seminar in the memo line. Checks may be delivered to 2800 Business Education Complex or mailed to the following address: Department of Accounting, Louisiana State University, 2800 Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Location:  LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1125.  View map of the BEC location.
                    501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Parking:  Parking will be available across the street from the Business Education Complex, in lot X109.

Additional Info:  8 CPE hours per day (16 hours for both days); 13.67 CLE hours for both days (approved for Tax Law specialization CLE).

Registration: Registration is closed. Please contact the Department of Accounting for questions.

Payment:         Pay by Credit Card

Registration Deadline: January 3, 2020 or until the maximum seating capacity is reached

Keynote Speaker

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James R. Hasselback is on the faculty of Florida Southern College. He has also taught at several universities, including the University of Florida, Texas A&M University, and Florida State University. A member of the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association, he has published more than 150 papers in professional and academic journals, including several top journals such as The Accounting Review, The Tax Adviser, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and the American Business Law Journal.

Hasselback has presented papers at numerous national and regional professional meetings, and served as chairman at tax sessions of professional conferences. He regularly presents continuing education seminars for certified public accountants, enrolled agents, and accountants. He was the editor of the Hasselback Accounting Faculty Directory which was published each year for over 40 years. Additionally, he served as the editor of a number of faculty directories in various disciplines, including management, marketing, finance, economics, engineering, computer science, and nursing.


2019 Federal Income Tax Update I – January 9, 2020

General Description: This seminar covers the events of the last year. The topics to be covered include:

  • Recent Tax Bills
  • Filing Requirements and Exemptions
  • Gross Income - Inclusions and Exclusions
  • Gains and Losses
  • Retirement Plans and Distributions
  • Adjustments to Income
  • Small Business Developments
  • Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses
  • Losses
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Tax Credits
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Other Taxes, Extensions
  • Family Limited Partnerships

Prior Knowledge Required: Basic Understanding of Tax

2019 Federal Income Tax Update II – January 10, 2020

General Description: This seminar is a continuation of the update of current federal tax developments affecting tax returns for the coming tax season. The topics to be covered include:   

  • Virtual Currency
  • Evaluation of Authorities
  • Preparer Penalties
  • Capitalized Carrying Costs
  • Section 1202
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Rules 

Prior Knowledge Required: Basic Understanding of Tax