Webinar: Using Principles of Good Tax Policy to Effect Change

Feb 09, 2021 02:00pm -
Feb 09, 2021 03:00pm

Event Description

AAA-CPA Webinar

Using Principles of Good Tax Policy to Effect Change

Presented by: Annette Nellen, CPA, ESQ.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

Program Description

Crafting and proposing tax changes can quickly turn into a political debate and pointless statements such as I don't like it, I like it, or it's a giveaway to the [fill in the blank]. Analyzing existing rules and proposals against principles of good tax policy can lead to a more objective discussion and hopefully crafting of more effective tax rules and systems. These principles include equity, simplicity and neutrality. Consideration of trends, data and a jurisdiction's economic, societal and environmental goals also helps. This webinar reviews principles of good tax policy, and frameworks for discussing problems with existing rules and strengths and weaknesses of proposals. Examples are provided as well as suggestions for using this information to help improve our tax systems.


Learning Objectives

  • Explain and apply principles of good tax policy.
  • Consider how use of tax policy principles helps in objective discussion and analysis of reform proposals.
  • Identify ways to help improve tax rules and systems.

Date & Time

Webinar: Tuesday, February 9, 2021                                                                

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern (11:00 am Pacific)


NASBA approved for 1.0 CPE credit; 1.0 (M)CLE credit*

Please note CPE credit cannot be provided if you participate only via telephone



Education Credit*: AAA-CPA Members $15.00; Non-Members $30.00

Non-Education Credit (Listen-Only): AAA-CPA Members: FREE; Non-Members $25.00 


Speaker Information


Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq.

Professor, College of Business, San Jose State University


Annette Nellen is a professor in and director of San José State University's graduate tax program (MST), teaching courses in tax research, accounting methods, individual tax, property transactions, employment tax, ethics, and tax policy. Annette is active in the tax sections of the AICPA (including as a former chair of the Tax Executive Committee), ABA and California Lawyers Association. She authors Bloomberg BNA Tax Portfolio #533, Amortization of Intangibles, and the State Tax Notes Moving Forward? Column. Annette is a contributor to CCH's Top Federal Tax Issues, and is co-author/co-editor of four tax textbooks from Cengage. Annette is a frequent speaker on tax developments, new economy tax matters, tax reform and tax policy. She has testified several times before various legislative committees and tax reform commissions on tax policy and reform. Annette runs the 21st Century Taxation website and blog (www.21stcenturytaxation.com).

AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course.  


The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasba.org.   


*(M)CLE varies by state. If you require (M)CLE in a specific state, please send a request to studygroups@attorney-cpa.com and we will do our best to arrange for credit. Please note that most state bars will accept our Certificates of Attendance sent in by the attorney and NOT charge a fee. A general Certificate of Attendance will be made available for those professionals who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.



Event Type:Study Group
Early registration ends on Sep 07, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Sep 08, 2020 and ends on Feb 09, 2021.
Late registration starts on Feb 10, 2021.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Certificate of Completion
Member Fee: $15.00$15.00$15.00
Non-Member Fee: $30.00$30.00$30.00
 Listen Only
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00