Upcoming National Meeting

49th Annual Meeting

2 ½ day program offering sessions for every state tax and government affairs professional with tax responsibilities. The meeting presents an extensive program covering all types of state and local taxes that business taxpayers are confronted with today. The ever-popular audit sessions and state chamber of commerce roundtables are included, and other conference sessions provide updates on key SAL

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Newsletters & Media

Cost Conscious

ISSUE 18-14; July 6, 2018

U.S. Treasury Offset Program – Over the past few years, many COST members have experienced frustration with the U.S. Treasury Offset Program (TOP), specifically the TOP’s State Reciprocal Program (SRP), which reduces federal vendor and other non-tax payments by state tax or non-tax debts. The problems COST members experience appear to be caused by lack of notice of the offset, offset amounts that


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Amicus Briefs

Nextel Communications v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

COST filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioner, Nextel Communications, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decision that did not require the State to refund a portion of the tax paid by the Petitioner that violated the State’s Uniformity Clause provision. COST raised concerns with the Pennsylvania decision lacking due process and disregarding

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COST Studies, Articles & Reports

2018 State and Local Amnesty Programs

This report tracks state and local tax amnesty programs by state for 2018.

COST - Council on State Taxation

COST Comments & Testimony