COST Membership

COST Staff

Meet the COST staff and find out what they can do for you!

2016 COST Calendar

Start planning now - Check out the dates and locations of COST's 2016 National Programs.

about cost

The Council On State Taxation (COST) is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers.  COST is a nonprofit trade association consisting of over 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.  COST was formed in 1969 by a handful of companies under the aegis of Council of State Chambers of Commerce, an organization with which COST is still associated.  That auspicious formation of COST was precipitated by the need of corporate taxpayers to be represented by a united voice on state tax issues - to counterbalance a number of organizations of state tax authorities.  More than forty years later, COST is more successful than ever as a result of the hard work of its nationally respected professional staff and the significant contributions of its Board of Directors and member companies.  If you have any questions about COST, please contact Doug Lindholm, COST's Executive Director.


Council On State Taxation
122 C Street, NW
Suite 330
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 484-5222