2017 Tax Related Election Results

2017 Tax Related Election Results

08 November 2017

Taxpayers in Utah had a number of tax issues before them on the 2017 ballot. Here is a rundown on what happened with those elections: RAP/PARC/ZAP Tax Approval or Reauthorization (.1% Sales Tax): North Salt Lake RAP tax passed 76%-23% Syracuse RAP tax passed 54%-45% Fairiew RAP tax passed 53%-47% Cedar Hills PARC tax passed […]

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House GOP Unveils Tax Reform Package

House GOP Unveils Tax Reform Package

06 November 2017

House Republicans have released their first draft of federal tax reform which includes doubling the standard deduction and lowering the corporate income tax rate to 20%. The legislation is titled “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” and is designed to support middle-class families, defend workers and protect jobs. The bill calls for lowering the tax […]

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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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