Special Session: Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Amendments

Special Session: Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Amendments

In Wednesday’s Special Session the Utah Legislature will consider legislation that will correct an inequity in the state’s corporate income tax code. Senate Bill 1001 will address a situation where Utah’s Tax Commission recently changed an 82-year practice that gave taxpayers the same amount of time to ask for a refund as the government had to [...]

Appealing the County’s Valuation of Your Property: How to get Comparable Sales Data

Appealing the County’s Valuation of Your Property: How to get Comparable Sales Data

Has your property value gone up unfairly? How to appeal, where to get information, who to notify and what to do.

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

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.

TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

This Tuesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM the Salt Lake County Council will vote whether to place a $49 million sales tax increase for transportation and transit on the November 2015 ballot. Contact your county council member TODAY!

2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

The 2015 Cost of City Governments report shows the relationship between city government revenue and citizen income in Utah’s 50 largest cities. This data provides a snapshot of on average how much of each thousand dollars earned by a citizen is consumed by the city government in Utah.

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.

Special Session: Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Amendments

Special Session: Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Amendments

18 August 2015

In Wednesday’s Special Session the Utah Legislature will consider legislation that will correct an inequity in the state’s corporate income tax code. Senate Bill 1001 will address a situation where Utah’s Tax Commission recently changed an 82-year practice that gave taxpayers the same amount of time to ask for a refund as the government had to [...]

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Appealing the County’s Valuation of Your Property: How to get Comparable Sales Data

Appealing the County’s Valuation of Your Property: How to get Comparable Sales Data

06 August 2015

Has your property value gone up unfairly? How to appeal, where to get information, who to notify and what to do.

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Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

04 August 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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TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

03 August 2015

This Tuesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM the Salt Lake County Council will vote whether to place a $49 million sales tax increase for transportation and transit on the November 2015 ballot. Contact your county council member TODAY!

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2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

03 August 2015

The 2015 Cost of City Governments report shows the relationship between city government revenue and citizen income in Utah’s 50 largest cities. This data provides a snapshot of on average how much of each thousand dollars earned by a citizen is consumed by the city government in Utah.

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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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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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