"One of the most important aspects of COST is that it genuinely caters to the multistate tax needs of its member companies. Providing cutting edge educational programs and publications, acting as a clearing house for SALT resources, taking amicus positions on important SALT court cases and otherwise lobbying and weighing in on leading SALT legislation."
"COST provides a platform to exchange ideas, form coalitions on critical issues that shape tax policy, and to connect with policy makers both in the private and public sector across the country."
"COST facilitates relationships between contacts in industry, state government, law and accounting practitioners, and chambers, supporting all in their career, making the field continuously rewarding.”
"The most influential nongovernmental organization in the state tax policy arena."
"COST offers high quality education opportunities, featuring the hottest topics, delivered by the nations most recognized experts."
"The environment COST fosters facilitates networking and makes it easier to connect with folks at other companies and establish career-long relationships."
The Council On State Taxation (COST) is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers. Formed in 1969, COST is a nonprofit trade association consisting of over 500 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business. COST’s objective is to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities.
COST offers its members many benefits, including: 1) high quality education, including conferences, schools, regional meetings and special symposia, featuring the hottest topics, delivered by the nation’s most recognized experts; 2) an advocacy program in the legislative, judicial and administrative arenas oriented toward active involvement on state tax issues of broad importance to the membership; 3) a leading source for state tax information, including publications, newsletters, exclusive website content, forums, special reports, and current development outlines; and 4) networking opportunities for state tax professionals through its online member forum and at COST conferences and schools.
COST is affiliated with The State Tax Research Institute (STRI), a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2014 to provide educational programs and conduct research designed to enhance public dialogue relating to state and local tax policy.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The President & Executive Director is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for COST that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of experienced, high-performing leaders and staff. The President & Executive Director:
For more information or to apply, please contact the chair of the search committee, Madison Barnett (770-891-5781 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Application process will close on December 8, 2023.