Tax Reform for the American Dream

Tax Reform for the American Dream

Senator Mike Lee describes the tax reforms necessary to revitalize our economy by removing obstacles to investment, innovation, growth and opportunity.

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem City is currently seeking to create a community development project area (CDA) to redevelop the University Mall. The CDA proposal calls for a 75% tax break for the developer, with $44 million diverted away from the Alpine School District.

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Utah's municipal tax distribution system incentivizes cities to attract low-wage retail jobs that generate sales taxes. Instead, cities should be attracting high-tech high-pay companies that will raise the quality of life for Utahans.

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Following the release of the State Auditor’s performance report in July, exposing problems with the way “new growth” is calculated, your Taxpayers Association has been busy working to resolve multiple issues revealed in the report.

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time for voters to educate themselves about the variety of state and local ballot issues they’ll be voting on this November. Your Taxpayers Association is following Amendment A at the State level, and local ballot issues in Eagle Mountain, Farmington, Logan and Salt Lake County.

Tax Reform for the American Dream

Tax Reform for the American Dream

24 October 2014

Senator Mike Lee describes the tax reforms necessary to revitalize our economy by removing obstacles to investment, innovation, growth and opportunity.

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Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

22 October 2014

Orem City is currently seeking to create a community development project area (CDA) to redevelop the University Mall. The CDA proposal calls for a 75% tax break for the developer, with $44 million diverted away from the Alpine School District.

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ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

16 October 2014

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

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Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

08 October 2014

Utah's municipal tax distribution system incentivizes cities to attract low-wage retail jobs that generate sales taxes. Instead, cities should be attracting high-tech high-pay companies that will raise the quality of life for Utahans.

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Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

02 October 2014

Following the release of the State Auditor’s performance report in July, exposing problems with the way “new growth” is calculated, your Taxpayers Association has been busy working to resolve multiple issues revealed in the report.

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Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

24 September 2014

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time for voters to educate themselves about the variety of state and local ballot issues they’ll be voting on this November. Your Taxpayers Association is following Amendment A at the State level, and local ballot issues in Eagle Mountain, Farmington, Logan and Salt Lake County.

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Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

Taxpayers Association Names Billy Hesterman as New Vice President

18 September 2014

The Utah Taxpayers Association has named Billy Hesterman as its new vice president. Hesterman comes to the association from the Daily Herald in Provo, UT where he was working as the political reporter covering the Utah Legislature. His first day at the Association will be Tuesday Sept. 30.

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Vote YES on Amendment A

Vote YES on Amendment A

02 September 2014

The Utah Constitution prohibits having more than two members of the same political party on the Tax Commission at the same time. The 2014 Legislature overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would eliminate that partisan requirement. This fall voters will have the final say, voting on November 4 whether to approve Amendment A. Your Taxpayers Association encourages Utahans to vote YES on Amendment A.

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The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

07 October 2014

The Utah Taxpayers Association publishes a monthly newsletter, The Utah Taxpayer. Email kelsey@utahtaxpayers.org to have the newsletter sent to your inbox every month.

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