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Utah Taxpayers Association Response to the Our Schools Now Initiative

The Utah Taxpayers Association is concerned with the proposal put forward today by the Our Schools Now initiative. Utah taxpayers already provide more than $4 billion annually to our public education system, and an increase of this magnitude without a sound, detailed proposal to help Utah’s students achieve the best outcomes will not be the […]

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Complying with Taxes Costs $263 Billion, According to Recent Report

Complying with Taxes Costs $263 Billion, According to Recent Report

In 1900, Americans paid 5.9% of their income in taxes. Now, in 2017, 31% of the national income is paid in taxes. This includes federal, state, and local taxes. That adds up to about $5.1 trillion. Additionally, Americans are expected to pay more in taxes than they will spend on food, housing, and clothing combined. […]

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Register here for the 2017 Utah Taxes Now Conference – May 18, 2017

Register here for the 2017 Utah Taxes Now Conference – May 18, 2017

The 39th annual “Utah Taxes Now” Conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm at the Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. To view the full agenda, please click here. Keynote Speaker: Chris Campbell, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Majority Staff Director. Learn about Federal Tax […]

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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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