2018 Tax Symposium (TS18)
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 Export to Your Calendar 12/7/2018
When: 12/07/2018
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites
2015 Old Minden Road
Garden Event Center
Bossier City, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various


Online registration is available until: 12/7/2018
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 presented the most sweeping set of tax changes in decades and the majority of those changes will have to be assessed on 2018 tax returns for the first time. Are you ready?

Get a jump-start at the Tax Symposium! This event is North Louisiana’s best chance to get up to speed on those changes and how they will impact you and your clients or business. You’ll get practical guidance on significant business and individual tax changes, including Sec. 199A — perfectly timed so you’re ready to roll for the 2019 busy season. Don’t miss it!

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org.

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am

Individual Tax Update

Alfred E. (Ted) Stacey IV, CPA • Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • New Orleans, LA

It’s been a year since the 2017 tax act. Ted Stacey will update you on any regulations and other guidance concerning the legislation and cover any other tax developments since last year.

9:30 – 9:50 am Break/Visit with Exhibitors
9:50 – 11:20 am

Business Tax Update

Alfred E. (Ted) Stacey IV, CPA • Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • New Orleans, LA

It’s been a year since the 2017 tax act. Ted Stacey will update you on any regulations and other guidance concerning the legislation and cover any other tax developments since last year.

11:20 am – 12:10 pm

New and Notable in IRS Tax Controversy

Benjamin J. Mower, JD • Ernst & Young, LLP • Houston, TX

Join us for discussion of changes in the IRS tax controversy space including an IRS organizational and budget update, evolution of the examining process including a discussion of the campaign approach to audits and newly announced campaigns, changes to transfer pricing examination, Appeals considerations, penalty issues, and more.

12:10 – 1:10 pm Lunch
1:10 – 2:00 pm

A Red-Letter Year for Louisiana State and Local Tax Developments: An Update

Jeffrey Birdsong, JD, LLM • Liskow & Lewis, APLC • New Orleans, LA

This presentation will cover the Louisiana state and local tax legislative developments from this year’s numerous special tax sessions as well as significant U. S. Supreme Court jurisprudence. Current Louisiana state and local tax cases will be discussed in addition to regulatory and administrative developments.

2:00 – 3:10 pm

Tax Reform: Is It Time to Rethink My Choice of Entity?

Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

Tax reform had a major impact on all taxpayers. Corporations received a major rate cut to a flat 21%, while passthrough businesses received a rate cut with the new IRC section 199 deduction. This presentation will discuss choice of entity considerations in this brave new tax world.

3:10 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:20 pm

Capitalization, Bonus Depreciation, and Section 179 Update Post-Tax Reform

J. Curt Gautreau, CPA, CCSP • Cost Segregation Initiatives • Baton Rouge, LA

Curt will discuss changes in the area of capitalization and depreciation in a post-tax reform environment.

Hilton Garden Inn
2015 Old Minden Rd
Bossier City, LA 71111
318.759.1950

Group Rate: $105
Group Code: Mention the Society of Louisiana CPAs
Cut-off date: Nov. 7

Homewood Suites
2015 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
318.759.1940

Group Rate: $119
Group Code: Mention the Society of Louisiana CPAs
Cut-off date: Nov. 7

Bronze Sponsor

CRI
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Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors

We are one of the fastest-growing firms in the U.S. because we expand our service offerings to evolve with our clients’ personal and business needs. For example, we guide individuals in properly managing taxes, planning estates, formulating wealth management strategies, and more. We also provide auditing & attestation, accounting, tax, forensic accounting, consulting, merger and acquisition (M&A), and investment banking services to businesses of all sizes. This variety of service offerings combines with our commitment of getting to know our clients, and the result is tailored client service.

Joe Kane • 318.401.9246 • jkane@cricpa.com

Exhibitors

ADP
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ADP

Natalie Robinson • 318.470.4989 • Natalie.Robinson@ADP.com

AreteScholars
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Arete Scholars Fund

Danny Willis • 225.747.0828 • dwillis@aretescholars.org


Blanchard
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Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts

Sara Patronella • 318.934.0262 • spatronella@bwor.com

McGriff

Registration Information

Early Bird Rates (through 11/14):
Members: $279*
Non-Members: $379
After 11/14, add $50 to your fee.
*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

Register online using the 'Register' button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person?
Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.