Protecting and Defending Taxpayers in the 2017 Legislative Session

Protecting and Defending Taxpayers in the 2017 Legislative Session

23 January 2017

The Utah Taxpayers Association defends taxpayers against unnecessary tax increases and wasteful government spending. The Association is also dedicated to promoting sound policy that keep taxes fair and transparent for all Utahns. Here are the bills that the Association is working to pass this session to protect Utah taxpayers. Special Service District Reform (SB 94) – […]

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Recap of the 2017 Legislative Outlook Conference

Recap of the 2017 Legislative Outlook Conference

11 January 2017

With over 100 attendees and top leaders discussing tax policy, our annual Legislative Outlook Conference held on January 9th, 2017 was a huge success. We heard from top lawmakers from both the House of Representatives and Senate, and policy experts on topics to be considered during the 2017 Legislative Session, including: – Utah 2.0 – […]

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Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

16 December 2016

Numerous polls have been released that indicate Utahns would be supportive of an increase in the individual and corporate income tax to support the public education system. In October of this year, pollster Dan Jones and Associates asked Utahns whether they would favor or oppose a ⅞ of 1 percent increase in the personal and […]

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December My Corner: Ballot Question for $750 Million Income Tax Increase for Public Education will Fail, Create Lasting Ill-Will

December My Corner: Ballot Question for $750 Million Income Tax Increase for Public Education will Fail, Create Lasting Ill-Will

06 December 2016

Written by Association President Howard Stephenson Published on December 6, 2016 On November 29, 2016 education advocacy organizations Prosperity 2020 and Education First announced their intention to seek voter approval of a $750 million permanent increase in Utah’s individual and corporate income taxes. If approved by voters, the tax hike would raise the current rate […]

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Don’t let a famous company dazzle us into a bad deal

Don’t let a famous company dazzle us into a bad deal

22 August 2016

Economic development and jobs are top priorities for us. As Salt Lake County mayor and as a state senator, we’ve supported many projects where businesses get tax support in exchange for creating good-paying jobs and bringing more economic growth to the state. But when taxpayer dollars are on the line, one question stands out: Is […]

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Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

11 August 2016

The City of West Jordan is currently negotiating an Economic Development Area (EDA) in the Southwest corner of the city to attract a large technology company to build a number of data centers within that area. The area is called the Pioneer Technology District EDA. The deal is essentially a property tax break to the […]

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