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2017 Legislative Scorecard Released!

2017 Legislative Scorecard Released!

Each year, the Utah Taxpayers Association ranks each legislator based on the votes they cast on key, tax-related bills during the annual legislative session. The Utah Taxpayers Association annually releases a legislative scorecard ranking Utah’s legislators by their votes on the most important tax-related bills considered during the most recent legislative session. Out of 59 […]

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Efforts Towards Major Tax Reform in Utah Stalls, Work to Continue Throughout the Year

Efforts Towards Major Tax Reform in Utah Stalls, Work to Continue Throughout the Year

Throughout the 2017 General Session your Taxpayers Association was working alongside legislative leaders to put major tax reform efforts in place that would broaden and strengthen Utah’s tax base, while lowering the overall rates on sales, income, and corporate income taxes. Unfortunately, it was announced late in the Session that many of these proposals would […]

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Protecting and Defending Taxpayers in the 2017 Legislative Session

Protecting and Defending Taxpayers in the 2017 Legislative Session

The Utah Taxpayers Association defends taxpayers against unnecessary tax increases and wasteful government spending. The Association is also dedicated to promoting sound policy that keep taxes fair and transparent for all Utahns. Here are the bills that the Association is working to pass this session to protect Utah taxpayers. Special Service District Reform (SB 94) – […]

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Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

Utahns Voluntarily Contribute $8,083 in 2014 to Public Education

Numerous polls have been released that indicate Utahns would be supportive of an increase in the individual and corporate income tax to support the public education system. In October of this year, pollster Dan Jones and Associates asked Utahns whether they would favor or oppose a ⅞ of 1 percent increase in the personal and […]

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Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

The City of West Jordan is currently negotiating an Economic Development Area (EDA) in the Southwest corner of the city to attract a large technology company to build a number of data centers within that area. The area is called the Pioneer Technology District EDA. The deal is essentially a property tax break to the […]

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How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

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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