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Online Remote Sales Tax Data (Wayfair) Starts To Roll In

At the 2019 Taxes Now Conference in May, State Tax Commission Chair John Valentine provided a new datapoint that many have been waiting to see. Those that were able to hear his remarks (you can see his slides and hear his remarks on our website HERE) might have noticed the first public comments about what […]

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Teacher Salary Hikes Reveal Local School Boards’ Lack of Vision

Teacher Salary Hikes Reveal Local School Boards’ Lack of Vision

Three of Utah’s local school boards have launched the second phase of salary wars, believing that boosting starting teacher salaries to $50,000 annually will magically vanquish mediocre student achievement. Other districts may follow. Near the end of April, Canyons School District announced it would raise taxes to increase starting salaries to $50,000 and all existing […]

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Cannon’s Canon Shout It From the Rooftops: There is Plenty Of Room For An Income Tax Cut

Cannon’s Canon Shout It From the Rooftops: There is Plenty Of Room For An Income Tax Cut

While lots of ink has been used to opine on the ongoing tax modernization debate, a significant piece of data has gone fairly unnoticed. On a regular basis there is a report issued by the State of Utah GOMB (Governor’s Office of Management and Budget) and LFA (Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst) known as […]

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Taxes Now Conference Attendees Told to “Act Boldly and Implement Slowly” When Considering State Tax Reform

Former Majority Leader of the Indiana State Senate, Brandt Hershman, spoke as the keynote of the Utah Taxes Now Conference about Indiana’s efforts on tax reform over the last several years. This has lead to Indiana’s economic outlook ranking skyrocketing from 24th place to 3rd place in ALEC’s (American Legislative Exchange Council) annual Rich States, […]

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Join Us for the 2019 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament on June 6

Join Us for the 2019 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament on June 6

Join the Utah Taxpayers Association for our annual ‘Teed Off on Taxes’ Golf Tournament! The Golf Tournament is being held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Eaglewood Golf Course in North Salt Lake. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and shotgun is at 8 a.m. Tons of prizes will be handed out! You may even get lucky […]

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Canyons School District Proposes $50,000 Starting Teacher Salary with Property Tax Hike

The Canyons School District recently announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Canyons Education Association that, starting this fall, would give teachers a $7,665 salary increase. That would be a double digit percentage increase for all teachers and would set the starting salary for a teacher at $50,000 per year. The district plans […]

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