November 9th, 2023  |  Events

FREE Louisiana 2 Hour CPE Tax Planning Webinar

Join Arete Scholars for a free 2 hour CPE webinar designed specifically for Louisiana CPAs. Featuring guest speakers Brandon Lagarde of EisnerAmper, Luke Morris of Louisiana Department of Revenue, and Arthur Dupré of Arete Scholars.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn about Charitable Tax Incentives: Understand the latest incentives for both individuals and businesses, enabling you to provide informed advice to your clients.
  • Explore Louisiana’s TDC Program: Gain insights into the tax benefits and community impact of the Tuition Donation Credit program, fostering a deeper understanding of its process and applications.
  • Get State Tax Updates: Stay updated on the latest changes and updates directly from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, ensuring compliance and accuracy in your practice.

Date: December 6th, 2023

Time: 12-2pm CT

Cost: FREE

CPE Credit Hours: 2


Instruction Method and Experience Prerequisites: 

  • Level: Basic 
  • Advanced Preparation: None 
  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Instructional method: Group internet-based

Brandon Lagarde – Brandon Lagarde is a Partner in EisnerAmper’s Tax Services Group. Lagarde concentrates his practice on tax planning and consulting for federal and state income taxes. He works with clients of all sizes in a variety of industries and assists those businesses with navigating the tax complexities of today’s highly regulated environment. Lagarde has extensive experience assisting clients with tax issues associated with the CARES Act, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Louisiana income and sales taxation, tax planning for closely held business, trusts and estates, multi-state planning and compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. Lagarde received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2001. He attended the Louisiana State University Law and received his Doctorate in Law in 2014.

Luke Morris – Luke Morris serves as the Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue. He supervises both the Litigation Division and Policy, and Legislative Services Division. In this capacity, he advises the Secretary of Revenue on matters in litigation, legislation pending before the Louisiana Legislature, and policy guidance issued by the Department. Morris received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2010 where he graduated summa cum laude. He attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and received his Juris Doctorate along with a Bachelor of Comparative Law in 2013.


Arthur Dupré – Arthur Dupré serves as the president of Arete Scholars, the first School Tuition Organization (STO) in the state of Louisiana. Arete Scholars provides tax credit-funded scholarships to children in low-income families to attend local nonpublic schools. Prior to joining Arete Scholars, Dupré served for seven years as president of Louisiana for a national STO. He has played a pivotal role in the success of Louisiana’s TDC program, and in his ten years serving students under the program, he has overseen nearly 13,000 scholarships across the state. Arthur is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Louisiana State University.

To register for this FREE Virtual CPE Webinar and secure your spot, please CLICK HERE.