"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."
The COST Practitioner Connection Program is an outstanding opportunity for state tax practitioners to showcase technical expertise and substantive knowledge directly before COST's corporate members. Practitioner Partners gain access to COST’s expansive network of state and local tax professionals from industry member companies as well as limited access to COST’s website.
Participation in the Practitioner Connection is a win-win for your firm and the COST membership. Participants are encouraged to submit online technical tax publications, articles and updates that highlight their firm's knowledge and subject matter expertise before nearly 600 of the largest companies doing business in the United States today. In return, participants are provided access to several key COST website resources, including archived publications such as Legislative Alert. COST members in turn will benefit by receiving timely state tax information from leading state tax practitioners.
For more information, please contact Caroline Galleher.