"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."
COST membership is exclusive; only multistate businesses that are not engaged in tax advising or consulting may apply. Once a member of COST, a business will enjoy numerous benefits, including:
Why Join COST?
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Company Member Benefits
Membership in COST is exclusive - only multistate companies that are not engaged in the business of tax advising or consulting may apply. When your company joins COST, every employee benefits – including employees outside of the tax department, such as government affairs and legal. That means multiple memberships for the price of one. COST offers many resources to help members make the most of their investment and connect with the benefits they value most. The annual dues allow your employees to: