Following 2018 Success, Utah 2.0 Moves into Next Phase

Following 2018 Success, Utah 2.0 Moves into Next Phase

15 January 2019

In 2018, your Taxpayers Association gained major success for our legislative initiative, Utah 2.0, including eliminating the three-year sales tax penalty and the expansion of single sales factor. As a reminder, the expansion of single sales factor, accomplished in House Bill 293, moves key industries in Utah to single factor apportionment when calculating corporate income […]

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2019 Legislative Outlook Conference Electronic Packet

2019 Legislative Outlook Conference Electronic Packet

09 January 2019

2019 Legislative Outlook Conference Hosted by: Utah Taxpayers Association, with sponsorships from Merit Medical, Comcast, EOG Resources, IM Flash, WCF Insurance, and Walmart, Monday, January 7, 2019 8:30 Examining the Sales Tax and User Fees when Funding Transportation: Rep. Kay Christofferson – AUDIO8:45 Perspective from the Utah Senate: Majority Leader Senator Evan Vickers and Majority Whip Senator Dan […]

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Statement on Governor Gary Herbert’s Budget Proposal

Statement on Governor Gary Herbert’s Budget Proposal

06 December 2018

December 6, 2018 – The Utah Taxpayers Association supports Governor Gary Herbert’s proposed tax modernization examination contained in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal released today. While we have concerns with some of the specifics, the Governor’s proposal to broaden the sales tax base while lowering taxes strongly correlates with the Taxpayers Association’s principles […]

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My Corner: The Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy:  Utah State Tax Commission

My Corner: The Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy: Utah State Tax Commission

09 November 2018

I recently spoke at the annual convention of COST (Committee on State Taxation) in Phoenix, along with other western states taxpayers association representatives. Many state reports told of challenges in getting state legislators to enact appropriate economic-growth tax reform, of biased or unqualified tax commissioners, and flawed tax filing and tax appeal processes. I was […]

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New Annual Report Discloses Per Student Charter School Funding

New Annual Report Discloses Per Student Charter School Funding

10 October 2018

With nearly half of all state funds in Utah’s budget going towards public education, each year your Taxpayers Association scrutinizes all of Utah’s school districts to determine per pupil expenditures. However, not all of that amount goes towards district schools. Roughly 73,000 students, about 11% of the total student population, enrolls in charter schools. For […]

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Statewide Tax Issues on the 2018 Ballot

Statewide Tax Issues on the 2018 Ballot

09 October 2018

This November, Utahns have the opportunity to weigh in on issues that will affect their taxes. The questions being asked have the potential to impact all three of Utah’s major taxes (sales, property and income taxes) depending on how voters react to the questions. The questions include tax increases and property tax exemptions. The following […]

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