Location

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

The Center is located approximately 12 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport.  

Tuition Information and Eligibility

COST's Intermediate/Advanced Income and Sales Tax Schools run concurrently. Both Schools offer a complete meeting package (room and board included) and four days of intensive and entertaining instruction in income or sales tax concepts and issues. The ideal attendee should have more than 3 years of experience in the subject area they are attending. The emphasis of each School is on the practical application of state tax concepts in a corporate environment.  The courses are taught using the case-study method and are intended to expose students to the knowledge and strategic insights of outside experts, along with the practical expertise of in-house practitioners. 

The COST Intermediate/Advanced School Course Tuition for full paying students includes:

  • A private, fully equipped hotel room for arriving on Sunday, May 17th and departing on Thursday, May 21st.
  • 4 full days of meals and snacks beginning with dinner on Sunday, May 17th and ending with lunch on Thursday, May 21st.
  • Comprehensive study and reference materials to use on an electronic tablet.  Please remember to bring a pad/phone/computer to use at the sessions.
  • 4 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, May 17th).                   

The COST Intermediate/Advanced School Course Tuition for commuter paying students includes:

  • 4 full days of meals and snacks beginning with dinner on Sunday, May 17th and ending with lunch on Thursday, May 21st.
  • Comprehensive study and reference materials to use on an electronic tablet.  Please remember to bring a pad/phone/computer to use at the sessions.
  • 4 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, May 17th).

Registration Fees

 

Registrations Received by April 30, 2020

Registrations Received After April 30, 2020

COST Members

$2575

$2675

COST Practitioner Partner

$2700

$2850

All Other Attendees

$2800

$3100

Commuter Attendees

$2050

$2200

Spouse/Guest who may be traveling with the School attendee may register with COST to attend all food events and evening activities (no sessions are included).

  $400

  $400

Meals

All meals will be served in the Conference Dining Room, which is open from 6:30 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.)  

Reservations / Room Information

COST will make your hotel reservations for each full-time registrant.  All reservations will be made with each attendee arriving on Sunday, May 17th and departing on Thursday, May 21st.  The School registration fee includes the four nights.  If you plan to arrive early or depart later, please inform COST as to your plans.  Each additional night is $149 plus taxes.  Each individual will be responsible for payment upon check out of the hotel for the additional night(s).

The Georgia Tech Conference Center has 252 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 noon.

Transportation Options

Taxi cabs are available for approximately $45 one way.  Uber/Lyft are also available.

Atlanta Airport Shuttle – approximately $25 one way and tickets can be purchased in baggage claim area without reservations.

Atlanta MARTA Rail System – the cost is approximately $3.50 one way. Catch the train at the airport and take the Northbound train to the North Avenue or Midtown Station stops. It is a short walk from the North Avenue Station or, from Midtown Station, catch the GA Tech Trolley which goes directly to the Hotel & Conference Center and is complimentary – inform the driver that you are going to the GA Tech Hotel & Conference Center.

Cancellation Policy / Restrictions

Cancellation policy for the SALT Intermediate/Advanced Schools: There will be a $75 cancellation fee for cancellations received before 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020.  Cancellations received between April 30th and May 1st will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be allowed after May 1st. 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. Early registration is encouraged.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Schools, 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 2020 Intermediate/Advanced Schools.  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.