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2021 One-Day Federal Income Tax Update Seminar (Remote via Zoom)



Date: January 6, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with a break for lunch)

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

Registration: CLOSED

Cost:  Registration fee is $100 payable by credit card or check.

Credit Card:  Pay by credit card. Please note that there is a 2.75% processing fee for all credit card charges

Check:  Checks should be made payable to the LSU Department of Accounting with Tax Check Payment: Seminar in the memo line. Checks may be delivered to 2800 Business Education Complex or mailed to: Department of Accounting, Louisiana State University, 2800 Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Location:  Remote Via Zoom

Additional Info: 8 CPE and 6.8 CLE hours for one day

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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. Additionally, he served as the editor of a number of faculty directories in various disciplines, including management, marketing, finance, economics, engineering, computer science, and nursing.


2020 Federal Income Tax Update – January 6, 2021

General Description: This seminar covers the events of the last year. The topics to be covered include:

  • Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • CARES Act
  • Changes in the Tax Forms
  • Section 139 – Federal Disaster Payments
  • Local Lodging Expenses
  • Employee Discounts
  • Changing Accounting Methods
  • Fringe Benefits of Passthrough Entities
  • Payments Made to Individuals Instead of S Corp
  • Capital Gains Tax Rates
  • Sale of Undeveloped Land
  • Capitalizing Carrying Costs
  • Code Sec. 83(b) Election
  • Sale of Residence/Land
  • Self-Certify for 60-Day Rollover Relief
  • Net Operating Losses
  • Excess Business Losses
  • Passive Losses
  • Luxury Auto Depreciation
  • Correcting for Failure to Take Depreciation
  • Meals and Entertainment Expenses
  • Taxpayer Attorney Fees
  • Marijuana Businesses
  • Personal Casualty and Theft Losses
  • Major Affects of Loss of 2% Deduction
  • Qualified Business Income Deduction
  • Net Investment Income Tax
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of LLC

Prior Knowledge Required: Basic Understanding of Tax