The 48th Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 and the meeting will conclude at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. An early reception and conference check in will be on Sunday, October 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The goal of this program is to bring multistate tax professionals, who have various levels of experience in state and local 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 level is an overview and no advanced preparation is needed.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations received on or before September 15th; cancellations after the 15th will not be refunded. For more information regarding COST’s complaint and refund policies, please email Karen Galdámez.


Hilton Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 597-3600

Located just off Epcot Center Drive and is surrounded on three sides by the Walt Disney World Resort, minutes away from shopping, dining, and attractions.

Hotel Reservations

Rooms have been reserved at a rate of $244 single/double (plus taxes). Please note that there is an optional $25 resort fee per night that would include kids eat free in Harvest Bistro for breakfast and dinner (2 kids 12 and under with one paying adult with purchase of the full buffet or an a la carte main entree), access to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club putting range with complimentary equipment rentals, access to fitness center, 20% off merchandise and apparel at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club Pro Shop, 10% off Spa Treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, access to fitness center.

We encourage you to make your room reservations early as rooms in the COST block and hotel will sell out. Note: October 1, 2017 is the room reservation cutoff date. Rooms at the group rate may not be available if the COST room block sells out prior to October 1st. Please call the Hilton directly to reserve your room at 407.597.3600.

Continuing Education

COST will assist you in applying for Continuing Education credit for the 2017 48th Annual Meeting. 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: This course is tentatively approved for 16 CPE hours. COST will assist in securing CLE credits with state bar associations. There are no prerequisites for this conference and the program level is intermediate.

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/workshop/school in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces and etc.


October’s average high in Orlando is 73 - 76 degrees and the average low is 57 - 61 degrees. 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.