Join Us for the Legislative Outlook Conference on January 7, 2019!

Join Us for the Legislative Outlook Conference on January 7, 2019!

04 December 2018

The Legislative Outlook Conference will be held on Monday, January 7 from 8:30 am – 11:30 a.m. at the Little America Hotel, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. Conference speakers will include leaders from:Utah House of RepresentativesUtah State SenateThe Utah State Tax CommissionTax Policy Experts Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today! Leaders from […]

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Statement on Governor Gary Herbert’s Budget Proposal

Statement on Governor Gary Herbert’s Budget Proposal

06 December 2018

December 6, 2018 – The Utah Taxpayers Association supports Governor Gary Herbert’s proposed tax modernization examination contained in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal released today. While we have concerns with some of the specifics, the Governor’s proposal to broaden the sales tax base while lowering taxes strongly correlates with the Taxpayers Association’s principles […]

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My Corner: The Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy:  Utah State Tax Commission

My Corner: The Power to Tax Involves the Power to Destroy: Utah State Tax Commission

09 November 2018

I recently spoke at the annual convention of COST (Committee on State Taxation) in Phoenix, along with other western states taxpayers association representatives. Many state reports told of challenges in getting state legislators to enact appropriate economic-growth tax reform, of biased or unqualified tax commissioners, and flawed tax filing and tax appeal processes. I was […]

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New Annual Report Discloses Per Student Charter School Funding

New Annual Report Discloses Per Student Charter School Funding

10 October 2018

With nearly half of all state funds in Utah’s budget going towards public education, each year your Taxpayers Association scrutinizes all of Utah’s school districts to determine per pupil expenditures. However, not all of that amount goes towards district schools. Roughly 73,000 students, about 11% of the total student population, enrolls in charter schools. For […]

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Statewide Tax Issues on the 2018 Ballot

Statewide Tax Issues on the 2018 Ballot

09 October 2018

This November, Utahns have the opportunity to weigh in on issues that will affect their taxes. The questions being asked have the potential to impact all three of Utah’s major taxes (sales, property and income taxes) depending on how voters react to the questions. The questions include tax increases and property tax exemptions. The following […]

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Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

Park City School District’s House Purchase Highlights Problems in Utah Education Funding

20 September 2018

Recently the Park City School District’s Board of Education approved of purchasing a home for its new Superintendent to the tune of $870,000. Located in swanky Jeremy Ranch, this property is worth more than double the average home in Utah ($313,000). In 2018, not only did the School Board purchase this property, but they also […]

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