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
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
03/05/2014FederalLetter Supporting H.R. 2992 - Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2013
02/25/2014MarylandTestimony in Opposition to H.B. 887 - Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting
02/19/2014MarylandTestimony in Opposition to H.B. 867 - Maryland False Claims Act
02/18/2014New YorkLetter in Opposition to NY Proposed Tax Treaty Exception Repeal
02/12/2014MarylandTestimony in Opposition to S.B. 395 – Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting
02/10/2014MaineLetter Opposing L.D. 1120 - “An Act to Improve Maine’s Tax Laws”
01/29/2014NebraskaLetter Oppositing L.B. 794 - “Real Time” Sales Tax Collection Provisions
01/24/2014MississippiLetter Supporting H.B. 799 – A Bill Authorizing Alternative Apportionment and Revising Tax Appeal Procedures
01/24/2014MississippiLetter Supporting S.B. 2487 – A Bill to Reform State Tax Administration
01/22/2014All StatesNCSL Task Force Letter with COST Memo on “Real Time” Sales Tax Remittance Proposals
01/22/2014All StatesLetter to ULC Re: Issues to be Addressed by the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act Drafting Committee