Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Utah cannot afford a high margin of error in accounting practices when it comes to managing public education dollars. Our children's education and our state's economic growth are too important.

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

The sales tax is one of the most easily understood yet often forgotten taxes. We all intuitively know that the final price we pay for something will be slightly higher than the sticker price. But did you know there are many different sales tax rates? Do you know how many of these different rates go into the final tax you pay and which rates apply to which purchases?

Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Your Utah Taxpayers Association opposes a local option sales tax increase for transportation and encourages taxpayers to contact their county officials to ask them not to put the sales tax increase on the ballot this November.

My Corner: Why Utah’s Rank on Per Student Spending Is Just One Data Point – Not a Vice

My Corner: Why Utah’s Rank on Per Student Spending Is Just One Data Point – Not a Vice

When State School Superintendent Brad Smith spoke at the recent Utah Taxes Now Conference on May 28, he struck a nerve with protectors of the education status quo when he said that a high ranking on per student spending is not a virtue and Utah’s ranking at 50th place is not a vice.

Utah Taxpayers Association Supports Appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission

Utah Taxpayers Association Supports Appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission

The Utah Taxpayers Association applauds the Governor’s appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission. Billy Hesterman, Vice President of the Utah Taxpayers Association said, “We appreciate Ms. Rockwell’s lifetime of preparation for this appointment and her willingness to serve the taxpayers and taxing entities of Utah.”

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Every August, cities and school districts in Utah have the opportunity to raise property taxes when adopting their budget for the upcoming year. The Utah Taxpayers Association keeps an updated list of all entities considering property tax increases here.

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

01 July 2015

Utah cannot afford a high margin of error in accounting practices when it comes to managing public education dollars. Our children's education and our state's economic growth are too important.

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Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

23 June 2015

The sales tax is one of the most easily understood yet often forgotten taxes. We all intuitively know that the final price we pay for something will be slightly higher than the sticker price. But did you know there are many different sales tax rates? Do you know how many of these different rates go into the final tax you pay and which rates apply to which purchases?

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Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

15 June 2015

Your Utah Taxpayers Association opposes a local option sales tax increase for transportation and encourages taxpayers to contact their county officials to ask them not to put the sales tax increase on the ballot this November.

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My Corner: Why Utah’s Rank on Per Student Spending Is Just One Data Point – Not a Vice

My Corner: Why Utah’s Rank on Per Student Spending Is Just One Data Point – Not a Vice

13 June 2015

When State School Superintendent Brad Smith spoke at the recent Utah Taxes Now Conference on May 28, he struck a nerve with protectors of the education status quo when he said that a high ranking on per student spending is not a virtue and Utah’s ranking at 50th place is not a vice.

Read the full story

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Utah Taxpayers Association Supports Appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission

Utah Taxpayers Association Supports Appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission

08 June 2015

The Utah Taxpayers Association applauds the Governor’s appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission. Billy Hesterman, Vice President of the Utah Taxpayers Association said, “We appreciate Ms. Rockwell’s lifetime of preparation for this appointment and her willingness to serve the taxpayers and taxing entities of Utah.”

Read the full story

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Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

07 June 2015

Every August, cities and school districts in Utah have the opportunity to raise property taxes when adopting their budget for the upcoming year. The Utah Taxpayers Association keeps an updated list of all entities considering property tax increases here.

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