Visa Headquarters Campus
900 Metro Center Boulevard
Foster City, CA  94404

The campus is approximately ½ hour from the San Francisco International Airport.


Registration begins at noon on Tuesday, July 23rd with the opening session at 1:00 p.m. The Workshop will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th with a cocktail reception afterwards.

The goal of this program is to provide a 1½ -day workshop which will cover the key state and local tax issues that technology companies (both start-up and established) are facing.

This Workshop is for someone with all levels of state and local tax experience. No advanced preparation is needed.

Registration Fees: 

Cancellation Policy:

A $50 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations received on or before July 1st; cancellations after July 1st will not be refunded.  Member companies must be in good standing with COST at time of registration and time of program for employees to attend at the COST membership rate. 

For more information regarding COST’s complaint and refund policies, please email Karen Galdámez.           

Nearby Hotels:

Hotel reservations are not included with the registration fee and COST does not have a negotiated room rate at any of the properties. Below are a few nearby hotels. Ask for the Visa Corporate Rate when making your reservation.

Crowne Plaza

Courtyard Marriott

Hilton Garden Inn at San Mateo

Continuing Education:

COST will assist in applying for Continuing Education credit for the 2019 State and Local Tax Workshop for the Tech Industry.  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. This course is tentatively approved for 11 CPE (50 min.) hours. There are no prerequisites for this workshop and the program level is intermediate.  COST will also assist in securing CLE credits with state bar associations.


July’s average high in San Francisco is 65 - 67 and the average evening low is 50 - 55 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.


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

For More Information:

Please contact Karen Galdámez, COST, 122 C Street, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20001, fax: 202.484.5229, e-mail: KGaldamez@cost.org