February Membership Meeting

Tuesday, 2/27/2018, 6:30-9pm

Federal Tax Reform – Key Provisions and New Ways of Thinking

Speaker: Dr. Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq.

Accounting Professor and Director of San Jose State's Masters in Taxation program

Learning Objective and Program Content

On December 22, 2017, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law. There are significant changes for individuals, businesses and tax-exempt entities. These include changes to itemized deductions; accounting methods for small businesses; a new deduction for some sole proprietors, partnerships and S corporations; limitations on some deductions and losses; changes to fringe benefits; and a new international tax regime for corporations. Highlights will be covered along with areas where past planning approaches need to change.

About Our Speaker:

Annette Nellen is a tax professor in the College of Business at San Jose State University and directs the MS Taxation program. She is the chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Tax Executive Committee, and co-chair of the CalCPA Accounting Education Committee. Annette is a frequent author and presenter and a regular contributor to State Tax Notes. She is an editor and author of three of Cengage’s Southwestern federal tax textbooks. She has a blog called “21 st Century Taxation” about tax reforms and moving tax systems into the 21 st century. She is a graduate of CSU-Northridge with a BS in Accounting, Pepperdine University with an MBA, and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles with a JD. Her certifications include CPA, CGMA, and attorney (Esq).


Registration Type

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Reservation and cancellation policy

Hospitality Director: Jeff Olevson
CPE Chair: Maxine Cohen

Reservations or cancellations are requested by noon on the Friday preceding each meeting.
Email Jeff Olevson  to reserve or cancel. The goal is an accurate count for the hotel. 

Per chapter rules, member or guests who are registered and do not attend will be billed if not cancelled by noon the preceding Friday. We do want you to come to the meetings and reservations are helpful, but if you have to cancel let us know beforehand to avoid incurring the cost of the meal.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the AFWA Silicon Valley CPE Chair at:

AFWA Silicon Valley Chapter 103
Maxine Cohen / CPE Chair
P.O. Box 1301
Santa Clara, CA 95052-1301

or send an email to: Maxine Cohen

Volunteers are always welcome at our monthly membership meetings. Lend a helping hand to make our monthly events and meetings even more interesting while building a great network and forming new relationships. CPE credit is available for participating in any of our qualified programs. See Maxine for more details in person at the meeting or via email.

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CPE courses administered by the Silicon Valley Chapter of The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) is sponsored by the National Office of The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance which is the registered sponsor with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. The National Office of AFWA has final organizational review and authority on the acceptance of individual chapter courses submitted for CPE credit under its authority as the sponsor of all AFWsA-SV Chapter CPE courses.