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2018 Tax Seminar 


Location:  LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1125.  View map of the BEC location.
Address:  501 South Quad Drive
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 credit card or check. Checks should be made payable 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.​


Thursday, January 4, 2018
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 5, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The second day is titled Seminar in Real Estate Taxation. The federal income tax impacts real estate at every stage of its life cycle – acquisition, operation, and disposition. This seminar follows this life cycle and focuses on real estate used in business or held for the production of rental income. The acquisition of real estate itself, whether for investment, business, or personal use, has few immediate tax consequences. The acquisition, however, does put into motion a host of tax provisions that will haunt the owner at every step of the property’s life cycle. Topics will include:

  • Acquisition transaction
  • Choosing the entity
  • Property additions and improvements
  • Depreciation
  • Subdivision
  • Passive losses
  • Tax-free exchange
  • Installment Sales

Keynote Speaker

James R. Hasselback
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         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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​