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$611 of Average Utahns’ Income Goes to City Government

$611 of Average Utahns’ Income Goes to City Government

Utah citizens are paying roughly $611 of their income to city government, which is roughly $24.72 of each $1,000 earned by residents in the city. This represents 2.4% of taxpayer income. The average cost of city government per $1,000 of income earned by city residents increased $0.39 over the previous year. The Utah Taxpayers Association’s […]

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Statement Regarding Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision

Statement Regarding Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision

Today the Supreme Court, in its South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling, led the way for states to more simply begin collecting sales tax from retailers that may not have physical presence in the state of Utah. Because these taxes are already due through the state income tax return filing on the use tax line, […]

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2018 Highest Paid City Employee Report

2018 Highest Paid City Employee Report

Does your city pay its employees more than the state pays the Governor? In an analysis of 2017 employee compensation of the 50 largest cities in the state of Utah, it was found that 29 of the 50 cities pay at least one employee more than Governor Gary Herbert’s annual total compensation. The governor’s salary, […]

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My Corner: The High Cost of Education Mediocrity

My Corner: The High Cost of Education Mediocrity

April marked the 35th anniversary of the 1983 Nation at Risk report which identified a ‘rising tide of mediocrity’ in American public and higher education. The Ronald Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) was held on April 12 in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the anniversary of that seminal report and assess what progress, if any […]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Releases 2018 Legislative Scorecard

Utah Taxpayers Association Releases 2018 Legislative Scorecard

Draper, Utah – The Utah Taxpayers Association has released its 2018 Legislative Scorecard. This year the Association’s annual scorecard ranks Utah’s104 legislators on 17 crucial tax related bills from the 2018 legislative session. The bills that were rated covered key taxpayer issues such as cutting taxes, preventing tax increases, promoting equity in Utah’s tax code […]

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Tax Cuts, Tax Hikes and Everything in Between. What did the Legislature pass in 2018?

Tax Cuts, Tax Hikes and Everything in Between. What did the Legislature pass in 2018?

On Day 44 of Utah’s 45-day legislative session, lawmakers unveiled House Bill 293, 5th Substitute, titled “Tax Rebalancing Revisions”. This bill contained a number of tax changes that affect both individuals and businesses and passed on the final day of the 2018 Legislative Session. The legislature also passed SB 233 which eliminates the sales tax […]

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