2019 Tax Seminar | LSU Department of Accounting

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2019 Tax Seminar - Registration is now closed.


Dates: January 3, 2019 - The Qualified Business Income Deduction
            January 4, 2019 - 2018 Federal Income Tax Update

Who Should Attend: CPAs, enrolled agents, and tax practitioners​

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, 501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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

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 is now closed.

Payment: To pay online with a credit card, visit the payment page. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Note: You must have completed your registration prior to submitting the payment.

If you are paying with a check, checks should be made payable to "LSU Department of Accounting" and mailed to LSU Department of Accounting, 2800 Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Registration Deadline: December 28, 2018 or until the maximum seating capacity is reached

Keynote Speaker

hassleback headhsot James R. Hasselback is on the faculty of Florida Southern College. He has also taught at several universities, including the University of Florida, Texas A&M University, and Florida State 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 several top journals such as 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 Certified Public   Accountants, Enrolled Agents, and Accountants. He was the editor of the Hasselback Accounting Faculty Directory which was published each year for over 40 years. He was also the editor of a number of faculty directories in various disciplines, including management, marketing, finance, economics, enginee4ring, computer science, and nursing.


The Qualified Business Income Deduction – January 3, 2019

General Description: This seminar covers the new qualified business income deduction along with the proposed regulations. The topics to be covered include: 

  • Qualified Pass-through Entities
  • Qualified Business Income
  • Computing the Deduction
  • W-2 Wages
  • Qualified Property
  • Taxable Income Limit
  • Qualified Trade or Business
  • Specified Service Activity
  • QBI Losses
  • Domestic Business Requirement
  • Real Estate Activities
  • Aggregation Rules

2018 Federal Income Tax Update – January 4, 2019

General Description: 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. The outline for the seminar is as follows:

  • 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
  • Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses
  • Losses
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Tax Credits
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Other Taxes, Extensions
  • Family Limited Partnerships