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The Council On State Taxation (COST) is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers.  COST is a nonprofit trade association consisting of more than 600 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business.  COST's objective is to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities.


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2015 Intermediate-Advanced Income & Sales Tax Schools

May 17 - 21, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Income Tax School - Click Here
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COST Seeks West Coast Tax Counsel

COST has begun the search for a new West Coast TaxCounsel to replace Greg Turner.  If you are interested or know of a candidate, please click here for more information.


Update on Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act

COST continues to lead the coalition effort to pass the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, federal legislation to establish a national standard to protect traveling employees from onerous nonresident state income tax withholding rules.  S. 386 has been introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and referred to the Senate Finance Committee, and a U.S. House of Representatives companion bill is also expected to be reintroduced soon.  COST has issued a press release in support of S. 386 (here), and invited others to join COST and more than 270 other companies and organizations in SUPPORT of a federal fix for nonresident state income tax withholding. Please contact  Maureen Riehl for more information.