(San Jose State Univ)
Bio: CPA, CGMA, 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, employment tax, ethics, leadership, and tax policy. Nellen chairs the AICPA Tax Executive Committee and serves on the AICPA Tax Reform Task Force. She is a former chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee and past member of the California Bar Taxation Section’s Executive Committee. She is the recipient of the 2013 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award given by the Tax Division of the AICPA, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation.
Nellen is the author of Bloomberg BNA Tax Portfolio #533, Amortization of Intangibles, and the Bloomberg BNA Internet Law Resource Center’s portfolio, Overview of Internet Taxation Issues. She is an editor and author for the Southwestern Federal Taxation textbooks, and is a regular contributor for the AICPA Tax Insider and Tax Analyst’s State Tax Notes’ “Moving Forward?” column. She is a frequent speaker on tax updates, tax ethics, new economy tax matters, and tax reform. Nellen maintains the 21st Century Taxation website and blog, as well as several websites on tax reform, state tax nexus, e-commerce taxation, and virtual currency/blockchain taxation. She has testified before the House Ways & Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, and tax reform commissions and committees on various aspects of federal and state tax reform. In 2015, she was appointed to the Advisory Council to the Executive Director of the California Board of Equalization for a two-year term. Nellen is a graduate of CSU Northridge (bachelor’s degree in accounting), Pepperdine (master of business administration), and Loyola Law School (juris doctor degree). Prior to joining SJSU in 1990, she was with Ernst & Young and the IRS.