comments and testimony

COST engages in the legislative and regulatory process through testimony before legislative and administrative bodies, written comments, and by retaining local lobbyists to directly advocate for specific issues.  COST's participation is driven in large part by member support and is contingent upon the issue falling under COST's mission statement: "To preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities."  For questions or additional information please contact Doug Lindholm.



Date StateTitle
07/18/2014LouisianaLetter to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Re: Tax Administration and Appeals Reform
06/12/2014TexasLetter on Forfeiture Notifications Issued from the Office of the Texas Comptroller
06/11/2014DelawareTestimony in Support of Delaware Senate Bills 215 and 228
05/27/2014Rhode IslandTestimony to Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee in Opposition to MUCR – SB 2988
05/22/2014Rhode IslandTestimony in Opposition to MUCR Provisions in RI HB 7739
05/06/2014CaliforniaCoalition Letter in Oppositiion to SB 1372 - Corporate Tax Rate Change
05/05/2014LouisianaRe: May 5, 2014 Hearing on H.B. 863 (TAX APPEALS/BOARD)
05/02/2014MissouriLetter Re. H.B. 1075 - Unclaimed Property Reform
04/25/2014LouisianaComments on Louisiana Tax Reform Bills, H.B. 798 and H.B. 863
04/25/2014All StatesLetter Supporting MTC Hearing Officer’s Recommendations on Section 18
04/16/2014PennsylvaniaLetter to PA DOR in opposition to NOL “Cap”
04/11/2014VirginiaLetter in Opposition to H.B. 5001 - Retroactive Tax Provisions in the Virginia Budget
04/08/2014MaineLetter to Governor LePage Re LD 1120 - Tax Haven Legislation
03/25/2014LouisianaLetter in Support of Louisiana Tax Reform Legislation
03/21/2014South CarolinaComments on South Carolina Revenue Ruling Re. Use of Alternative Apportionment Methods
03/21/2014New JerseyLetter Re. Imposition of Sales and Use Tax on Purchases by Businesses in NJ UEZs
03/07/2014MarylandTestimony Opposing H.B. 1298 - Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting
03/05/2014MaineLetter Opposing L.D. 1120 - Purporting to Combat “Tax Havens”
03/05/2014MarylandTestimony Opposting H.B. 1086 - State Aid – Business Transparency and Financial Disclosure Act