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2017 Tax Seminar


Location: LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1125. View map of the BEC location.

Address: Nicholson Extension
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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

Who Should Attend: Tax practitioners, lawyers, accountants, auditors, enrolled agents​

Cost: Registration fee is $100 per day ($200 for both days) payable by check only and should be made out 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, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Additional Info: 8 CPE hours per day (16 hours for both days)​; 13.7 CLE hours for both days (approved for Tax Law specialization CLE)

Registration: Online registration for the Tax Seminar is now closed.  Please call the Department of Accounting for more information – 225-578-6202.​

Media release


Thursday, January 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

​​The Tax Update is 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. A must for the tax practitioner, the course emphasizes preparing the latest year's income tax returns and gives hints that reduce taxes through effective planning. This practical hands-on approach to tax preparation and planning includes up-to-the-minute coverage of key tax issues that affect practitioners and their clients. 

Friday, January 6, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The second day is titled S Corporations: From Formation to Liquidation.  Topics will include:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Electing S Corporation status
  • Contributions to the corporation
  • Tax year of the S Corporation
  • Effect of election on corporation
  • Effect of election on shareholders
  • Stock dispositions
  • Retirement plans
  • Stock redemptions
  • Complete liquidations
  • Termination of election
  • Possible corporate level taxes
  • Penalties peculiar to S Corporations
  • Permitted S Corporation trusts
  • Planning to elect S status
  • Comparison of LLC and S Corporation​


Keynote Speaker

James R. Hasselback retired form Florida State University after 27 years. He 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 over 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.

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 practicing accountants. He is registered with both NASBA and the IRS.