How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

28 July 2016

Utah’s 29 counties recently mailed property tax notices to every Utah property owner. These notices indicate the parcel’s market value, the taxable value, the property tax rate each taxing entity with jurisdiction over the parcel intends to levy, the anticipated total property tax due on the property, and any Truth-in-Taxation hearings being held in the […]

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Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

18 July 2016

In last month’s edition of the Utah Taxpayer, we reviewed a few cities and school districts that are looking to increase their levies on taxpayers. As happens every summer, cities and school districts, along with a few special service districts, prepare their budget for the new fiscal year and consider property tax increases. The Utah […]

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State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

14 July 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Taxpayers Association and Libertas Institute, represented by attorneys from the Center for Competitive Politics, have reached a mutually agreeable settlement with the state of Utah over a legal challenge to state law that, in effect, silences non-profit organizations from the constitutional right to participate in the political process. The […]

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Op-Ed: Chaffetz should be applauded not criticized for his tax reform bill

Op-Ed: Chaffetz should be applauded not criticized for his tax reform bill

22 June 2016

Earlier this week, the Utah Taxpayers Association President Howard Stephenson wrote an opinion article in the Daily Herald regarding Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz efforts to create a level-playing field among retailers as part of a national solution on remote sales taxes. Chaffetz opponent, Chia-Chi Teng, has repeatedly attacked Chaffetz alleging that his proposal, HR 2775, would […]

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The Utah Taxpayer: June 2016

The Utah Taxpayer: June 2016

20 June 2016

Haven’t had a chance to look through our June newsletter yet. Get caught up on the election for state school board, whether your property taxes are increasing, and how Utah ranks across the nation when it comes to saving for a rainy day. Click here to get started!

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TAX ALERT: Pleasant Grove is Discussing a new $1 Million Utility Fee

TAX ALERT: Pleasant Grove is Discussing a new $1 Million Utility Fee

07 June 2016

Despite Utah County voters overwhelming rejecting Proposition 1 in 2015, officials in Pleasant Grove are ignoring the direct voice of their constituents and trying to impose a mandatory, monthly fee to pay for roads. The fee, (just another way to say “tax”), would be forced upon every household and business in the entire city, which […]

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