41st Annual Taxes Now Conference on May 21 – Meeting Materials

41st Annual Taxes Now Conference on May 21 – Meeting Materials

10 April 2019

The 41st annual “Utah Taxes Now” Conference was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 8:00 am – 2:00 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City.S Leaders from the Utah House of Representatives, the Senate, the Utah State Tax Commission, along with policy experts and community leaders spoke on […]

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“Why Must This Be Done?” Panelists Discuss Basis and Answers to State Tax Reform

“Why Must This Be Done?” Panelists Discuss Basis and Answers to State Tax Reform

07 June 2019

During the 2019 Session, the message was told that the state of Utah has a revenue and a structural problem, which was the base for HB 441 and the argument for tax reform. After HB 441 failed to pass the Legislature, attendees at the Association’s Taxes Now Conference gathered to hear from experts and policymakers […]

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Online Remote Sales Tax Data (Wayfair) Starts To Roll In

07 June 2019

At the 2019 Taxes Now Conference in May, State Tax Commission Chair John Valentine provided a new datapoint that many have been waiting to see. Those that were able to hear his remarks (you can see his slides and hear his remarks on our website HERE) might have noticed the first public comments about what […]

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Teacher Salary Hikes Reveal Local School Boards’ Lack of Vision

Teacher Salary Hikes Reveal Local School Boards’ Lack of Vision

07 June 2019

Three of Utah’s local school boards have launched the second phase of salary wars, believing that boosting starting teacher salaries to $50,000 annually will magically vanquish mediocre student achievement. Other districts may follow. Near the end of April, Canyons School District announced it would raise taxes to increase starting salaries to $50,000 and all existing […]

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Cannon’s Canon Shout It From the Rooftops: There is Plenty Of Room For An Income Tax Cut

Cannon’s Canon Shout It From the Rooftops: There is Plenty Of Room For An Income Tax Cut

07 June 2019

While lots of ink has been used to opine on the ongoing tax modernization debate, a significant piece of data has gone fairly unnoticed. On a regular basis there is a report issued by the State of Utah GOMB (Governor’s Office of Management and Budget) and LFA (Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst) known as […]

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Taxes Now Conference Attendees Told to “Act Boldly and Implement Slowly” When Considering State Tax Reform

07 June 2019

Former Majority Leader of the Indiana State Senate, Brandt Hershman, spoke as the keynote of the Utah Taxes Now Conference about Indiana’s efforts on tax reform over the last several years. This has lead to Indiana’s economic outlook ranking skyrocketing from 24th place to 3rd place in ALEC’s (American Legislative Exchange Council) annual Rich States, […]

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Join Us for the 2019 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament on June 6

Join Us for the 2019 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament on June 6

24 May 2019

Join the Utah Taxpayers Association for our annual ‘Teed Off on Taxes’ Golf Tournament! The Golf Tournament is being held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Eaglewood Golf Course in North Salt Lake. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and shotgun is at 8 a.m. Tons of prizes will be handed out! You may even get lucky […]

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