Annette Nellen

Professor and MST Program Director
San José State University

MST Courses:

  • BUS 223A - Tax Research & Decision Making

  • BUS 223F - Tax Accounting Methods/Periods

  • BUS 225F - State Taxation Fundamentals

  • BUS 223H - Tax Policy Capstone

  • BUS 225H - Taxation of Property Transactions

  • BUS 225K - Advanced Individual Taxes

  • BUS 227B - Ethics for Tax Practitioners (1 unit, online)

  • BUS 227D - Employment Taxation and the Modern Workforce (1 unit)

Annette has been at SJSU since 1990. Prior to coming to SJSU, she was with the Internal Revenue Service and Ernst & Young. Annette is active in the tax sections of the AICPA and ABA. She is currently a member of the AICPA's Individual Taxation Technical Resource Panel. She is the incoming chair of the Tax Policy & Legislation Committee of the California Bar Association. She has previously served on the Tax Executive Committee of the AICPA and chaired the Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee of the ABA Tax Section.

Annette is a frequent speaker and author on tax policy and reform, high tech tax matters, accounting methods and taxation of e-commerce. She writes monthly articles for the AICPA TaxInsider and AICPA Corporate Taxation Insider (online newsletters). She is the main author of BNA's Tax Management Portfolio No. 533, Amortization of Intangibles. She created and maintains the 21 st Century Taxation website and blog.

Annette has a BS in Accounting from CSU, Northridge, an MBA from Pepperdine, and a JD from Loyola Law School. She is a California CPA and attorney.

Annette's website, with lots of tax information, MST program information, as well as information on the history of SJSU is at