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
02/01/2016ArizonaTestimony in Support of Arizona H.B. 2343 - Prohibits Hiring of Contingent-Fee Auditors for Unclaimed Property Audits
01/27/2016MarylandTestimony in Opposition to Maryland Senate Bill 34 (MUCR)
01/26/2016IndianaTestimony in Opposition to SB 323: Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting
01/26/2016FederalLetter Re. MTC Sec. 17 Model Market Sourcing Regulations
01/07/2016WisconsinTestimony In Support of Assembly Bill 623 Tax Administration Reform
12/17/2015DelawareDelaware Letter and Audit Manual
12/14/2015Rhode IslandComments Re. RI Division of Taxation Hearing on Apportionment of Net Income for Business Corporation Tax
12/09/2015FederalComments to the MTC Uniformity Committee
12/07/2015GeorgiaTestimony to GA DOR Re. Proposed Amendments to Direct Pay Rule
11/23/2015OregonComments to the Oregon DOR - Amendment to Tax Haven Regulation
11/23/2015OregonComments to the Oregon Department of Revenue re: Financial Institutions
11/04/2015MichiganTestimony Re. Michigan Property Tax Proposal
09/09/2015AlabamaComments in Opposition to Alabama Senate Bill 12 - MUCR
07/23/2015FederalCOST Letter to the Editor of STN Re. Article on CBO Report on Mobile Workforce Bill
07/15/2015IowaComments Regarding Iowa's Property Tax Treatment of Telecommunications Companies
07/09/2015MassachusettsLetter in Opposition to the Repeal of the FAS 109 Deduction in MA Budget
07/06/2015All StatesLetter to Uniform Law Commission Re: Unclaimed Property Act Revision
06/12/2015District of ColumbiaLetter to the DC Council Chair re. Proposed Tax Haven Language in the BSA
06/10/2015PennsylvaniaTestimony in Pennsylvania re. Tax Burden Shifting Proposals