Ritz Carlton
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
(504) 524-1331

It is located less than 15 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. 

Registration Fees



The Conference is scheduled to begin with registration on Monday, April 27th at 12:00 p.m. with the opening sessions at 1:00 p.m. The Conference will conclude at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2019.

The goal of this program is to bring multistate tax professionals, with various levels of experience in state and local income/franchise taxes, together in a group live environment that allows for extensive interaction and exchange of information as well as updates on key SALT issues and insights regarding state tax trends and opportunities. The program is targeted to all levels of experience and no advance preparation is needed.

This Conference is open to COST Industry Members Only.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations received on or before March 30th; cancellations after the 30th will not be refunded.  Member companies must be in good standing with COST at time of registration and time of program for employees to attend.  For more information regarding COST’s complaint and refund policies, please email Karen Galdámez.


Rooms have been reserved at a rate of $269 (plus taxes). Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Ritz Carlton by calling 504.524.1331. Let them know that you are attending the Spring Audit Session/Income Tax Conference with the Council On State Taxation.

We encourage you to make your room reservations early as rooms in the COST block and hotel will sell out. Note: April 6, 2020 is the room reservation cut-off date. Rooms at the group rate may not be available if the COST room block sells out prior to April 6th.

Continuing Education

COST will assist you in applying for Continuing Education credit for the 2020 Income Tax Conference/Spring Audit Session.  COST is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


April’s average high in New Orleans is in the mid 80’s and in the evenings in the mid 50’s.

Dress for the conference is business casual.  We encourage you to bring a sweater or jacket to the meeting as the meeting rooms tend to be on the cooler side.

Photo Permission

By registering for COST’s conferences, workshops or schools, attendees hereby agree to allow COST to use any photos taken of them during the conference in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces, etc.

For More Information

Please contact Karen Galdámez, COST, 122 C Street, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20001, e-mail: KGaldamez@cost.org.