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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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Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

In last month’s edition of the Utah Taxpayer, we reviewed a few cities and school districts that are looking to increase their levies on taxpayers. As happens every summer, cities and school districts, along with a few special service districts, prepare their budget for the new fiscal year and consider property tax increases. The Utah […]

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State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Taxpayers Association and Libertas Institute, represented by attorneys from the Center for Competitive Politics, have reached a mutually agreeable settlement with the state of Utah over a legal challenge to state law that, in effect, silences non-profit organizations from the constitutional right to participate in the political process. The […]

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