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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Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

20 September 2018

Recently the Park City School District’s Board of Education approved of purchasing a home for its new Superintendent to the tune of $870,000. Located in swanky Jeremy Ranch, this property is worth more than double the average home in Utah ($313,000). In 2018, not only did the School Board purchase this property, but they also […]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Analysis of Mayor McAdams Tax History

Utah Taxpayers Association Analysis of Mayor McAdams Tax History

19 September 2018

A TV and social media advertisement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV97ojgi6e4) released by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ congressional campaign made an inaccurate claim about the mayor and his property tax record during his tenure as Salt Lake County Mayor. The video claims that the mayor has lowered Salt Lake County’s tax rate every year since he has […]

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Guest Commentary: A Vote for Proposition 3 – Medicaid Expansion – Will Bring Unexpected Costs to Utahns

Guest Commentary: A Vote for Proposition 3 – Medicaid Expansion – Will Bring Unexpected Costs to Utahns

14 September 2018

by Senator Dan Hemmert (R – Orem)

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