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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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