No More Tax Hikes!

No More Tax Hikes!

Did you know that the Utah State Legislature raised taxes by $151 million this past session? Now local governments are trying to raise taxes even further.

Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

The Utah Taxpayers Association has called upon the Salt Lake County Board of Equalization to abandon its proposed rule change to the county’s property tax appeals process.

Five School Districts Proposing Misleading and Unjustifiable Property Tax Increases for Local Replacement Funding

Five School Districts Proposing Misleading and Unjustifiable Property Tax Increases for Local Replacement Funding

Five school districts proposing tax hikes this year (Salt Lake, Granite, Murray, Carbon and Grand) are doing so to cover Local Replacement Funding, the statutory mechanism through which charter schools in Utah receive funding.

Complete 2015 School Spending Report Released

Complete 2015 School Spending Report Released

When the Utah Taxpayers Association published its 2015 School Spending Report earlier this year, North Sanpete School District had not yet completed its financial reporting to the Utah State Office of Education. After a delay of more than two months following submission of the data, the Utah State Office of Education has made that data publicly available.

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Utah cannot afford a high margin of error in accounting practices when it comes to managing public education dollars. Our children's education and our state's economic growth are too important.

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

The sales tax is one of the most easily understood yet often forgotten taxes. We all intuitively know that the final price we pay for something will be slightly higher than the sticker price. But did you know there are many different sales tax rates? Do you know how many of these different rates go into the final tax you pay and which rates apply to which purchases?

No More Tax Hikes!

No More Tax Hikes!

21 July 2015

Did you know that the Utah State Legislature raised taxes by $151 million this past session? Now local governments are trying to raise taxes even further.

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Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

17 July 2015

The Utah Taxpayers Association has called upon the Salt Lake County Board of Equalization to abandon its proposed rule change to the county’s property tax appeals process.

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Five School Districts Proposing Misleading and Unjustifiable Property Tax Increases for Local Replacement Funding

Five School Districts Proposing Misleading and Unjustifiable Property Tax Increases for Local Replacement Funding

16 July 2015

Five school districts proposing tax hikes this year (Salt Lake, Granite, Murray, Carbon and Grand) are doing so to cover Local Replacement Funding, the statutory mechanism through which charter schools in Utah receive funding.

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Complete 2015 School Spending Report Released

Complete 2015 School Spending Report Released

09 July 2015

When the Utah Taxpayers Association published its 2015 School Spending Report earlier this year, North Sanpete School District had not yet completed its financial reporting to the Utah State Office of Education. After a delay of more than two months following submission of the data, the Utah State Office of Education has made that data publicly available.

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Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

01 July 2015

Utah cannot afford a high margin of error in accounting practices when it comes to managing public education dollars. Our children's education and our state's economic growth are too important.

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Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

23 June 2015

The sales tax is one of the most easily understood yet often forgotten taxes. We all intuitively know that the final price we pay for something will be slightly higher than the sticker price. But did you know there are many different sales tax rates? Do you know how many of these different rates go into the final tax you pay and which rates apply to which purchases?

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Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

15 June 2015

Your Utah Taxpayers Association opposes a local option sales tax increase for transportation and encourages taxpayers to contact their county officials to ask them not to put the sales tax increase on the ballot this November.

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Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

07 June 2015

Every August, cities and school districts in Utah have the opportunity to raise property taxes when adopting their budget for the upcoming year. The Utah Taxpayers Association keeps an updated list of all entities considering property tax increases here.

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