Tax Seminar

The Tax Seminar, held in January of each year, 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.


2024 Tax Seminar Details

Date: January 10-11, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Location: E. J. Ourso College of Business, Room 1125, Business Education Complex
Who should attend: CPAs, enrolled agents, and tax practitioners
Cost: Registration fee is $120 for one day or $240 for both days, payable by check or credit card.

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  • Credit card payment: (There is a nonrefundable 2.75% processing fee for all credit card charges.) 
  • Checks: Make payable to "LSU Department of Accounting" with "Tax Seminar" in the memo line. Checks may be delivered or mailed:
    LSU Department of Accounting (Maggie Olivier)
    2800 Business Education Complex
    501 South Quad Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Please note: Attendees may earn up to 16 hours of CPE. 


Keynote Speaker

James Hasselback headshotJames 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.


Seminar Topics

2023 Federal Income Tax Update Topics (January 10, 2024)

  • Recent Tax Bills
  • Gains and Losses
  • Small Business Developments
  • Itemized Deductions
  • Filing Requirements and Exemptions
  • Retirement Plans and Distributions
  • Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses
  • Tax Credits
  • Gross Income - Inclusions and Exclusions
  • Adjustments to Income
  • Losses
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Other Taxes, Extensions

2023 Casualty Loss Topics (January 11, 2024)

  • Introduction
  • Proof of Loss
  • Gain From Reimbursement
  • Items to Consider Figuring Decrease in FMV
  • Reimbursements Received After Deducting Loss
  • Figuring a Gain
  • Depreciation Rules
  • Basis Adjustment
  • Missed Election Deadline
  • Qualified Losses
  • Ownership Requirements
  • Loss on Particular Assets
  • Items Not to Consider in Figuring FMV
  • Deduction Limits
  • Postponement of Gain
  • Disaster Area Losses
  • Repairs Deduction or Casualty Loss
  • Gains Realized on Homes in Disaster Area
  • Nondeductible Losses
  • Figuring the Loss
  • Decrease in Fair Market Value
  • Insurance and Other Reimbursements
  • Figuring the Deduction
  • Replacement Period
  • Business and Income-Producing Property
  • Making a Preceding Year Election
  • Postponed Tax Deadlines
  • Safe Harbor for Determining Personal Casualty/Theft Loss

2023 Social Security Topics (January 11, 2024)

  • Introduction
  • Determining Social Security Benefits
  • Social Security Benefits Taxability
  • Voluntary Suspension of Retirement Benefit Payments
  • Survivorship Full Retirement Age
  • Increase in Medicare Payments
  • Bankruptcy
  • Maximum Family Benefits
  • Power of Attorney
  • Full Retirement Age
  • Taking Benefits Other than Full Retirement
  • Garnishment
  • Earning Income and Receiving Social Security Benefits
  • Applying for Social Security Benefits
  • State Affect on Social Security
  • Incarceration
  • Parents Receiving Survivor Benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Earning Credits
  • Payment Schedule
  • Reversing Course on Collecting Social Security
  • Social Security Breakeven
  • Overpayments and Underpayments
  • Pension Affect on Social Security Benefits
  • Claiming Benefits on Ex-Spouse
  • Military Pension and Social Security
  • Depletion of Social Security Funds


For more information on the 2024 Tax Seminar, email the Department of Accounting.