Frequently Asked Questions
Membership Benefits and Discussion Groups
Q: I want to renew my membership. How do I do this?
A: Renewing online is easy, click Renew Your Membership.
Q: What are the benefits of membership?
A: Click for a list of all the membership benefits.
Q: How do I update my address and other contact information?
A: Updating your contact information is easy. Simply send an email outlining desired changes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Are there any discussion groups I can participate in?
A: Yes, we have multiple committees at your disposal. To learn more, please e-mail email@example.com
Q: Is paying for my renewal online secure?
A: COSSA conducts secure and private credit card transactions using encrypted technology. COSSA accepts American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and VISA credit cards.
Q: Will I receive a separate receipt when renewing online?
A: All renewal payments will be reflected on your credit card billing statement, though if you need an additional written receipt simply contact us and we can provide one.
Q: Is my membership tax-deductible?
A: Dues and contributions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses for Federal Income Tax purposes. However, check with your tax accountant to review your specific situation. Dues and contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions. The tax deductibility of dues paid to COSSA as ordinary business expenses is subject to restrictions imposed as a result of lobbying activities. The portion devoted to lobbying is no longer deductible as a business expense. COSSA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your dues to be 33%. COSSA’s nonprofit federal tax ID number is: 84-1115955.
Q: How long does my COSSA membership last?
A: The COSSA membership year runs exactly one year from your sign-up.
Q: Does COSSA membership include SEIA membership?
A: No, but a member in one organization is eligible for a discount in the other, even though each state chapter of SEIA is operated independently from the national SEIA.
Q: Is COSSA membership refundable or transferable?
A: No, membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: How can I contact COSSA staff if I need assistance?
A: Phone: (303)333-7342 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org