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
08/22/2017IllinoisSupport Legislation to Minimize the Financial Reporting Impact of the Permanent Tax Rate Increase Enacted by P.A. 100-0022
08/07/2017CaliforniaComments to California Franchise Tax Board
07/11/2017ArkansasTestimony to the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Task Force
06/30/2017InternationalComments Regarding the IAAO’s Big Box Task Force’s Exposure Draft
06/28/2017WisconsinOpposition to Unsound Property Tax Valuation Proposals
06/26/2017MassachusettsOpposition to S.B. 1548 (“Accurate Reporting of Corporate Profits”/Mandatory Worldwide Combined Reporting)
06/26/2017MassachusettsOpposition to the Act Related to Excessive Executive Compensation—S. 1555
06/19/2017FederalLetter of Support for Mobile Workforce
06/14/2017MassachusettsComments in Opposition to Proposed Daily Sales Tax Remittance in Massachusetts
06/13/2017OregonTestimony in Opposition to Gross Receipts Tax Proposal in Oregon
06/08/2017WisconsinLetter Regarding Property Tax Legislation in Wisconsin
05/23/2017Rhode IslandTestimony in Opposition to H.B. 5141 - CEO-to-Median-Wage Ratio Surtax
05/18/2017ConnecticutComments Regarding S.B. 1047
05/17/2017LouisianaTestimony for Louisiana Tax Institute's Meeting on Combined Reporting
05/15/2017MissouriTestimony to the Missouri Governor's Committee for Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes
05/10/2017OregonCOST Joins Coalition Letter in Opposition to OR HB 2067 (Tax Haven Blacklist)
05/08/2017WisconsinTestimony in Support of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 259 - State Tax Administration
05/08/2017CaliforniaCOST Joins Coalition Letter in Opposition to CA SB 567 (Lara), as amended on May 3, 2017
05/05/2017MassachusettsTestimony Regarding MA House Bill 1501 and Senate Bill 1569 (Corporate Tax Haven)