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2017 Tax Related Election Results

2017 Tax Related Election Results

Taxpayers in Utah had a number of tax issues before them on the 2017 ballot. Here is a rundown on what happened with those elections: RAP/PARC/ZAP Tax Approval or Reauthorization (.1% Sales Tax): North Salt Lake RAP tax passed 76%-23% Syracuse RAP tax passed 54%-45% Fairview RAP tax passed 53%-47% Cedar Hills PARC tax passed […]

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House GOP Unveils Tax Reform Package

House GOP Unveils Tax Reform Package

House Republicans have released their first draft of federal tax reform which includes doubling the standard deduction and lowering the corporate income tax rate to 20%. The legislation is titled “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” and is designed to support middle-class families, defend workers and protect jobs. The bill calls for lowering the tax […]

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State Lawmakers Examine  Sales Tax on Food

State Lawmakers Examine Sales Tax on Food

State lawmakers are considering a proposal to do away with the sales tax charged to unprepared food purchased at the grocery store. Discussions during the 2017 General Session earlier this year were leading to the restoration of the food sales tax to the statewide general sales tax rate of 4.7% but that conversation has now […]

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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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What Taxpayers Should Know About City Enterprise Fund Transfers

What Taxpayers Should Know About City Enterprise Fund Transfers

In Utah, cities are allowed to have what is called an enterprise fund. The Utah League of Cities and Towns describes enterprise funds this way: “Enterprise funds are for services which charge a fee and the fund should be treated like a business organization.” Examples of enterprise funds include city-owned utilities such as power, water, […]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Response to the Our Schools Now Initiative

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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