User Fees the Solution to Utah’s Transportation Needs

User Fees the Solution to Utah’s Transportation Needs

The Utah Legislature is once again looking at funding options for the state’s critical transportation needs. Your Taxpayers Association believes that transportation funding should come from user fees, not general tax increases.

Utah’s Wireless Taxes Top Neighboring States and Rank 12th Highest in the Nation

Utah’s Wireless Taxes Top Neighboring States and Rank 12th Highest in the Nation

Utahns pay wireless taxes above the national average. Roughly 18.35% of Utahns cellphone bill is dedicated to taxes and fees. This is more than double the sales and use tax Utahans pay on other taxable goods and services, and ranks Utah 12th highest in the nation for wireless taxes.

Taxpayer Subsidized Mega Hotel Nets Only One Bid

Taxpayer Subsidized Mega Hotel Nets Only One Bid

Only one developer bid on Salt Lake County's RFP for a taxpayer subsidized mega hotel beside the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Tax Reform for the American Dream

Tax Reform for the American Dream

Senator Mike Lee describes the tax reforms necessary to revitalize our economy by removing obstacles to investment, innovation, growth and opportunity.

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem City is currently seeking to create a community development project area (CDA) to redevelop the University Mall. The CDA proposal calls for a 75% tax break for the developer, with $44 million diverted away from the Alpine School District.

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

User Fees the Solution to Utah’s Transportation Needs

User Fees the Solution to Utah’s Transportation Needs

24 November 2014

The Utah Legislature is once again looking at funding options for the state’s critical transportation needs. Your Taxpayers Association believes that transportation funding should come from user fees, not general tax increases.

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Utah’s Wireless Taxes Top Neighboring States and Rank 12th Highest in the Nation

Utah’s Wireless Taxes Top Neighboring States and Rank 12th Highest in the Nation

13 November 2014

Utahns pay wireless taxes above the national average. Roughly 18.35% of Utahns cellphone bill is dedicated to taxes and fees. This is more than double the sales and use tax Utahans pay on other taxable goods and services, and ranks Utah 12th highest in the nation for wireless taxes.

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Taxpayer Subsidized Mega Hotel Nets Only One Bid

Taxpayer Subsidized Mega Hotel Nets Only One Bid

04 November 2014

Only one developer bid on Salt Lake County's RFP for a taxpayer subsidized mega hotel beside the Salt Palace Convention Center.

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Tax Reform for the American Dream

Tax Reform for the American Dream

24 October 2014

Senator Mike Lee describes the tax reforms necessary to revitalize our economy by removing obstacles to investment, innovation, growth and opportunity.

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Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

Orem’s CDA Would Take $44 Million from Alpine School District

22 October 2014

Orem City is currently seeking to create a community development project area (CDA) to redevelop the University Mall. The CDA proposal calls for a 75% tax break for the developer, with $44 million diverted away from the Alpine School District.

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ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

ZAP Robs the Poor to Feed the Rich

16 October 2014

A prominent supporter of the arts speaks out on the hidden side of Salt Lake County's ZAP tax that will be on the ballot this November.

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Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

Municipal Tax Distribution System Creates The Wrong Incentives

08 October 2014

Utah's municipal tax distribution system incentivizes cities to attract low-wage retail jobs that generate sales taxes. Instead, cities should be attracting high-tech high-pay companies that will raise the quality of life for Utahans.

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Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

Taxpayers Association Working to Limit Automatic Property Tax Hikes

02 October 2014

Following the release of the State Auditor’s performance report in July, exposing problems with the way “new growth” is calculated, your Taxpayers Association has been busy working to resolve multiple issues revealed in the report.

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Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

Tax-Related November Ballot Questions

24 September 2014

With fall quickly approaching, it’s time for voters to educate themselves about the variety of state and local ballot issues they’ll be voting on this November. Your Taxpayers Association is following Amendment A at the State level, and local ballot issues in Eagle Mountain, Farmington, Logan and Salt Lake County.

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The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

03 November 2014

The Utah Taxpayers Association publishes a monthly newsletter, The Utah Taxpayer. Email kelsey@utahtaxpayers.org to have the newsletter sent to your inbox every month.

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Vote FOR Amendment A

Vote FOR Amendment A

02 November 2014

The Utah Constitution prohibits having more than two members of the same political party on the Tax Commission at the same time. The 2014 Legislature overwhelmingly approved a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would eliminate that partisan requirement. This fall voters will have the final say, voting on November 4 whether to approve Amendment A. Your Taxpayers Association encourages Utahans to vote YES on Amendment A.

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