LSU Dept. of Accounting Kicks Off 2020 With Tax Seminar

November 14, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Registration is open now for the 2020 LSU Tax Seminar to be held Jan. 9-10, 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. We have applied for the seminar to be approved for 13.7 CLE tax specialization hours for both days.

Registration closes January 3, 2020, 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, an adjunct faculty member at LSU. 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 165 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 build on the events of the last year. Topics 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, and more.

The second day is a continuation of the update of current federal tax developments affecting tax returns for the coming tax season. This seminar provides tax practitioners with an update of virtual currency, evaluation of authorities, preparer penalties, capitalized carrying costs, section 1202, and qualified opportunity zone rules.

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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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business