LSU Dept. of Accounting Kicks Off 2018 With Tax Seminar

November 22, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Registration is open now for the 2018 LSU Tax Seminar to be held Jan. 4-5, at the Business Education Complex on the LSU campus. This seminar is sponsored by the Department of Accounting in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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 January 2, 2018. The registration fee is $100 per day ($200 for both days) and can be paid online by credit card or by mailing a check.

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

The keynote speaker for the event is James Hasselback, a 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 real estate taxation. Federal income tax impacts real estate at every stage of its life cycle – acquisition, operation and disposition. The seminar follows this life cycle and focuses on real estate used in business or held for the production of rental income. Topics will include acquisition transaction, property additions and improvements, depreciation, subdivision, passive losses, tax-free exchange and installment sales.

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