State Lawmakers Examine  Sales Tax on Food

State Lawmakers Examine Sales Tax on Food

19 October 2017

State lawmakers are considering a proposal to do away with the sales tax charged to unprepared food purchased at the grocery store. Discussions during the 2017 General Session earlier this year were leading to the restoration of the food sales tax to the statewide general sales tax rate of 4.7% but that conversation has now […]

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Difference Between Highest and Lowest Per Pupil Spending is Nearly $14,000, New Report Shows

Difference Between Highest and Lowest Per Pupil Spending is Nearly $14,000, New Report Shows

11 September 2017

Utah’s public education funding system disparity continues to grow, according to the Utah Taxpayers Association’s 2017 School Spending Report. The School Spending Report details school district and charter school spending during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The report outlines spending per student of 41 school districts across the state, and the average charter school spending on […]

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$578 of Average Utahn’s Income Goes to City Government

$578 of Average Utahn’s Income Goes to City Government

11 August 2017

$578 of Average Utahn’s Income Goes to City Government Each year, as city Truth in Taxation hearings occur during the summer. Your Taxpayers Association wants you to be armed with data you need to show government officials just how much of your money they are spending. Using data collected from the State Auditor, Census Bureau, […]

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How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

27 July 2017

Utah’s 29 counties recently mailed property tax notices to every Utah property owner. These notices indicate the parcel’s market value, the taxable value, the property tax rate each taxing entity with jurisdiction over the parcel intends to levy, the anticipated total property tax due on the property, and any Truth-in-Taxation hearings being held in the […]

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What Taxpayers Should Know About City Enterprise Fund Transfers

What Taxpayers Should Know About City Enterprise Fund Transfers

11 July 2017

In Utah, cities are allowed to have what is called an enterprise fund. The Utah League of Cities and Towns describes enterprise funds this way: “Enterprise funds are for services which charge a fee and the fund should be treated like a business organization.” Examples of enterprise funds include city-owned utilities such as power, water, […]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Response to the Our Schools Now Initiative

Utah Taxpayers Association Response to the Our Schools Now Initiative

06 June 2017

The Utah Taxpayers Association is concerned with the proposal put forward today by the Our Schools Now initiative. Utah taxpayers already provide more than $4 billion annually to our public education system, and an increase of this magnitude without a sound, detailed proposal to help Utah’s students achieve the best outcomes will not be the […]

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