LSU Dept. of Accounting Kicks Off 2017 With Tax Seminar

December 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Registration is open now for the 2017 LSU Tax Seminar to be held Jan. 5-6, at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex.

The two-day event is designed for tax practitioners, lawyers, accountants, auditors and enrolled agents. Each day is worth eight CPE hours or 16 hours for both days.

Registration closes Monday, Jan. 2. The registration fee is $100 per day ($200 for both days) and can be paid by mailing a check payable to the Department of Accounting. Mail to:

LSU Department of Accounting
2800 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

For any questions about payment, contact the department at 225-578-6202 or

The keynote speaker for the event is James Hasselback, professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He retired from Florida State University after 27 years and previously taught at the University of Florida, Texas A&M University, and Eastern Michigan 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 The Accounting Review, The Tax Adviser, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and the American Business Law Journal.

Attendees of the Thursday session will be presented with the Tax Update, a dynamic seminar that provides accountants with an update of current federal tax developments affecting tax returns for the coming season. The seminar principally focuses on new and pending legislation, IRS interpretations, and recent court decisions on tax laws. It also emphasizes preparing the latest year’s income tax returns and gives hints that reduce taxes through effective planning.

The second day will cover “S Corporations: From Formation to Liquidation.” Topics include effects of election on corporation, effects of election on shareholders, retirement plans, stock redemptions, complete liquidations, comparison of LLC and S corporations, and much more.

About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit our home page, call 225-578-6202, or email

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business