Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
8000 South Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 438-9000

It is located approximately 7 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


The 49th Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and the meeting will conclude at noon on Friday, October 26, 2018.
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.

Registration Fees:   

Cancellation Fees:

A $50 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations received on or before September 28th; cancellations after the 28th will not be refunded. For more information regarding COST’s complaint and refund policies, please email Karen Galdámez at kgaldamez@cost.org.

Your company must be in good standing with COST at time of registration and time of program in order for its employees to attend.  

Hotel Reservations:

Rooms have been reserved at a rate of $249 single/double (plus taxes). 

We encourage you to make your room reservations early as rooms in the COST block and hotel will sell out. Note: September 21, 2018 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 September 21st. Please call the Arizona Grand directly to reserve your room at 602.438.9000.

Continuing Education:

COST will assist you in applying for Continuing Education credit for the 2018 49th 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: www.learningmarket.org. This course is tentatively approved for 20 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.


February’s average high in New Orleans is in the high 60’s and the average low is in the low 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/workshop/school in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces, etc.

For More Information:

Please contact Karen Galdámez: KGaldamez@cost.org