Location

Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26 East
Grapevine, TX 76051

It is located 20 minutes from DFW Airport and offers complimentary shuttle service to and from DFW Airport. The shuttle can be picked up in the lower lever baggage area in the shuttle service pick up area.  There is complimentary shuttle service to local entertainment, shopping and restaurants. Historic Downtown Grapevine, Local Wineries, Grapevine Mills Mall, Texas Motor Speedway and Texas Stadium are just a few of the local attractions.

Tuition Information and Eligibility

The COST SALT Basics School is designed to provide opportunities for new state tax professionals (0 to 3 years of experience) to significantly upgrade their knowledge base. It incorporates separate modules covering income tax theory, sales tax theory, income tax compliance and sales tax compliance.  No prerequisites required.

The COST SALT Basics Course Tuition for full paying students includes:

  • A private, fully equipped hotel room for arriving on Sunday, January 20th and departing on Friday, January 25th.
  • 5 full days of meals and snacks beginning with dinner on Sunday, January 20th and ending with lunch on Friday, January 25th.
  • Comprehensive study and reference materials to use on an electronic tablet which is yours to keep.
  • 5 days of small group training by recognized leaders in the state and local tax field.
  • Evening Activities.
  • In-Room Internet (passcode will be given at hotel check-in on Sunday, January 20th).

The COST SALT Basics Course Tuition for commuter paying students includes:    

  • 5 full days of meals and snacks beginning with dinner on Sunday, January 20th and ending with lunch on Friday, January 25th.
  • Comprehensive study and reference materials on an electronic tablet which is yours to keep.
  • 5 days of small group training by recognized leaders in the state and local tax field.
  • Evening Activities.

Registration Fees

 

Registrations Received by December 15, 2018

After

December 15, 2018

COST Members

$2895

$3095

COST Practitioner Partner

$3095

$3295

All Other Attendees

$3195

$3395

Commuter Attendees

$2295

$2495

Spouse/Guest who may be traveling with the School attendee may register with COST to attend all food events

  $400

  $400


Meals

 

All meals will be served in the Conference Dining Room, which is open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Snack service will be provided throughout the meeting area between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If lighter fare is preferred for breakfast, a continental breakfast is also served in these snack areas in the morning. (A COST badge must be worn.) 

Reservation / Room Information

COST will make your hotel reservations for each full time registrant.  All reservations will be made with each attendee arriving on Sunday, January 20th and departing on Friday, January 25th.  The School registration fee includes the five nights.  If you plan to arrive early or depart later, please inform COST as to your plans.  Each additional night is $159 plus taxes.  Each individual will be responsible for payment upon check out of the hotel for the additional night(s).

The Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center has 395 guestrooms. All rooms have high speed internet access, flat-screen TV’s, private bathroom, irons and ironing boards, in-room coffee and tea service, room service, bath robes, and complimentary newspapers. Advanced fitness center and indoor pool are available to guests. Non-smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m.

Check out the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center here.

Cancellation Policy/Restrictions

Cancellation policy for the SALT Basics School: There will be a $75 cancellation fee for cancellations received before 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2018.  Cancellations received between December 15th and December 31st will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be allowed after December 31st. All cancellations/substitutions must be in writing. 

A Practitioner Partner is a consulting organization such as a law firm or accounting firm that has joined COST’s Practitioner Connection Program.  For more information on becoming a Practitioner Partner, please contact Caroline Galleher at cgalleher@cost.org.

Registration is limited to 200 students.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact COST offices at 202.484.5222.

Government employees and members of the press are ineligible to attend.

Permission to Use Photo Policy

 

By registering for the COST SALT Basics School, attendees hereby agree to allow COST to use any photos taken of them during the school in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces, etc.

Continuing Education Credits

COST will assist in applying for Continuing Education credit for the 2019 SALT Basics School.  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. For CLE credits and more CPE information, please email kgaldamez@cost.org.

For additional information, please email Karen Galdamez at kgaldamez@cost.org.