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Annette Nellen


San Jose State University
San Jose, California, USA

University/Academic Institution

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ANNETTE NELLEN, CPA, ESQ., is a professor in and director of San Jose State University's graduate tax program (MST), teaching courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, state taxation, employment tax, ethics, tax policy, tax reform, and high technology tax issues. Annette chairs the AICPA Individual Taxation Technical Resource Panel and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the California Bar. Annette is a regular contributor to the AICPA Tax Insider and Corporate Taxation Insider e-newsletters. She is the author of BNA Portfolio #533, Amortization of Intangibles. Annette has testified before the House Ways & Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, and tax reform commissions on various aspects of tax reform. She maintains the 21st Century Taxation website and blog ( Prior to joining SJSU, Annette was with Ernst & Young and the IRS.

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San Jose State University
San Jose, California, USA 95192
University/Academic Institution
1990 - Present
Professor in and director of the Graduate Tax Program (MST).


JD, law 1987
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
California, United States
MBA, Business 1981
Pepperdine University
California, United States
BS, Accounting 1980
CSU, Northridge
California, United States

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)

Associations and Societies

  • AICPA (Individual Taxation TRP)
  • California Bar Tax Section (Executive Committee)

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