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
07/26/2016FederalComments to the MTC Executive Committee re: the Uniformity Committee’s Report on Proposed Sections 1 and 17 Regulations
07/06/2016FederalLetter to IRS on Sec. 385 Reg. Proposal
06/15/2016TexasComments to the Texas Comptroller Re. Proposed Amendments to Texas Administrative Code
06/08/2016MichiganTestimony in Opposition to Michigan House Bill 5578 - Tax Tribunal Determinations in Assessment Disputes
06/06/2016New JerseyTestimony in Opposition to SB 982 - Combined Reporting
05/31/2016South CarolinaTestimony with Suggested Revisions to South Carolina Proposed Rev. Ruling
05/24/2016CaliforniaLetter Opposing FTB Appeal of BOE Decisions
05/23/2016OregonTestimony in Opposition to Oregon Tax Haven Regulation
05/18/2016MichiganOpposition to MI Tax Tribunal Changes – HB 5578
05/16/2016MississippiImproving Mississippi’s Competitiveness by Eliminating a Tax on Investment
05/10/2016FederalComments on MTC Hearing Officer Report
05/07/2016LouisianaTestimony Re: Deduction for Dividend Income
05/07/2016LouisianaTestimony Re: Purchases of Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment
05/07/2016LouisianaTestimony Re: Net Louisiana Operating Loss
05/04/2016GeorgiaComments Re. Georgia DOR Proposed Amendments
04/25/2016District of ColumbiaTestimony in Opposition to FAS 109 Deduction Delay in Washington, DC
04/18/2016CaliforniaCOST Joins Opposition to California Corporate Disclosure Bill (S.B. 1010)
03/31/2016 Comments on Delaware VDA and Escheat Examination Manual
03/28/2016ColoradoTestimony Re: HB 1275 - Tax Havens