"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."
One of the greatest benefits of a COST membership is the opportunity to meet and interact with other members of the State Tax Community. COST members who participate in COST meetings, on COST committees and in the COST Forum interact with professionals from other COST-member companies and Practitioner Partners. Through that participation, COST members join a large social network of individuals with similar professional experiences, who face similar challenges in their careers, and deal with the same state tax issues. The result is a community whose members, with a lot in common, provide support to each other throughout their professional careers.