Updated Impact of COVID-19 on COST 2020 Meetings - COST continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and in adherence to CDC COVID-19 recommendations to avoid large meetings, we are postponing/cancelling all COST meetings scheduled through May 31. This action, taken out of concern for the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors, also recognizes the significant travel and meeting attendance restrictions implemented by COST industry members and our practitioner partners. Please see below for the list of meetings postponed/cancelled. COST meetings scheduled for June and later are currently open for business as usual; we will promptly advise our membership of any changes due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus. Please see the Calendar of Events on the COST Website for the latest information on any COST meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Lindholm or Chuck Drury.


  • REGIONAL MEETINGS – Postponed & to be Rescheduled in 2020 if Possible – Boca Raton, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Harrisburg, Los Angeles & Phoenix.
  • NATIONAL CONFERENCES & SCHOOLS – Spring Audit Session/Income Tax Conference in New Orleans* – Cancelled & Rescheduled to April 26-29, 2021; Intermediate/Advanced State Income Tax and & Sales & Use Tax Schools in Atlanta – Cancelled & Rescheduled to November 15 -19, 2020.


*In place of the Income Tax Conference, COST will convene a virtual (online) education program focused on state income and franchise taxes for COST industry members only. It will likely have two topics presented virtually each day for three consecutive days, with each topic 60 to 90 minutes long. Stay tuned for more details regarding this virtual education program.