Continued Impact of COVID-19 on COST 2020 Meetings COST continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and in adherence to COVID-19 guidance from relevant government bodies and public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have postponed/cancelled all COST meetings scheduled through at least August 31. This action, taken out of concern for the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors, also recognizes the significant travel and meeting attendance restrictions implemented by COST industry members and our practitioner partners.  COST’s meetings scheduled for September or later are tentatively scheduled to proceed as planned. We will promptly advise our membership of any changes due to the evolving nature of COVID-19. Please see the Calendar of Events for the latest information on any COST meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Lindholm or Chuck Drury.

COVID-19 Refund Policy for COST Meetings – COST will refund 100% of registration fees for registered attendees unable to attend a COST meeting due to their company COVID-19 travel restrictions in place at the time of the meeting.

COST Super 7 Regional Meeting Webinar Series This Summer - We are actively monitoring and reporting on state and local government tax changes. While we will hold as many of our scheduled in-person educational meetings as feasible under Covid-19 restrictions, we are developing a series of virtual meetings to ensure we can continue to deliver valuable SALT insights to our members on a timely basis. Over the Summer COST will hold a series of virtual regional meetings that will cover the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Mid-West, Southwest/West, Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest regions of the country. The first webinar in this series will cover the Mid-Atlantic Region and is scheduled to be held on June 18. Stay tuned for information on the other COST Super 7 Regional Meeting Webinars.

COST Indirect State Tax, SALT for Health Care Companies & SALT for Technology Companies Webinars – Unfortunately due to the impact of Covid-19, COST had to cancel its in-person Indirect State Tax Seminar (scheduled to be held on July 23 in Seattle), SALT for Health Care Companies Meeting (scheduled for July 31 in Nashville) and SALT for Technology Companies Workshop (scheduled for August 12 & 13 in San Francisco). Good news though! COST is offering a Webinar series so that tax professionals can get the latest developments and information on indirect tax, health care industry and technology industry state tax trends and hot topics. The Indirect State Tax Webinar will be held over 3-days, 2 hours each day on July 22, 23 & 24; the SALT for Health Care Companies Webinar will be held over 3 hours on July 30; and the SALT for Technology Companies Webinar will be held over 3-days, 2 hours each day on August 11, 12 & 13.