LSU Dept. of Accounting Kicks Off 2019 With Tax Seminar

November 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Registration is open now for the 2019 LSU Tax Seminar to be held Jan. 3-4, 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. The full seminar is worth 13.7 CLE hours for both days (approved for tax law specialization CLE).

Registration closes Dec. 28, 2018, unless event capacity is reached before that time. The registration fee is $100 per day ($200 for both days) and can be paid online by credit card or by mailing a check. To pay online, visit the seminar page. To pay by check, make it payable to the LSU Department of Accounting and 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, 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 Qualified Business Income Deduction,” a session covering the new qualified business income deduction along with the proposed regulations. Topics include qualified pass-through entities; qualified business income; computing the deduction; W-2 wages; taxable income limit; QBI losses; domestic business requirement; aggregation rules and more.

The second day features the 2018 Federal Income Tax Update. This seminar provides tax practitioners with an update of current federal tax developments affecting tax returns for the coming tax season. The primary focus is on new and pending legislation, IRS interpretations, and recent court decisions on tax laws.

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, call 225-578-6202 or email

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Contact: Wendy Marx