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Speaking Against SLCo $9.4 Million Tax Increase

Speaking Against SLCo $9.4 Million Tax Increase

On Tuesday, we spoke against a $9.4 million tax increase that is in the proposed budget for Salt Lake County. The Salt Lake Tribune was there to cover it. Thanks to our comments and the countless others who spoke out, the County Council voted to postpone the vote by a week. We continue to hold talks […]

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KSL asks Utah Taxpayers Association about Online Sales Tax

KSL asks Utah Taxpayers Association about Online Sales Tax

Following Cyber Monday, lots of questions are being raised about online shopping, and how best to collect tax revenue from those purchases. KSL asked Vice President Billy Hesterman about the issue. “Online retailers have a competitive advantage, out of state online retailers,” said Billy Hesterman, vice president, Utah Taxpayers Association. “They don’t have to issue […]

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Weighing In on Earmarks for State Projects

Weighing In on Earmarks for State Projects

In November’s meeting of the Utah Tax Review Commission, members recommended to discontinue 15 earmarks. Your Utah Taxpayers Association weighed on in the issue in this article from the Salt Lake Tribune.

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A Bad “RAP” for Taxpayers

A Bad “RAP” for Taxpayers

Check out our opinion article on RAP taxes published in the Daily Herald on October 10, 2015. While we specifically reference Provo and Lehi’s proposals, the same principles apply to any other entity that is proposing the tax.

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TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

This Tuesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM the Salt Lake County Council will vote whether to place a $49 million sales tax increase for transportation and transit on the November 2015 ballot. Contact your county council member TODAY!

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2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

The 2015 Cost of City Governments report shows the relationship between city government revenue and citizen income in Utah’s 50 largest cities. This data provides a snapshot of on average how much of each thousand dollars earned by a citizen is consumed by the city government in Utah.

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