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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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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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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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Press Release on Action Taken Against HB43 (2013 General Session)

Press Release on Action Taken Against HB43 (2013 General Session)

Please join the Utah Taxpayers Association, Libertas Institute, Utah Taxpayers Legal Foundation, and the Center for Competitive Politics on November 17 at 10am for an announcement regarding legal action taken against House Bill 43. For more information, read our opinion article in the Salt Lake Tribune. [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.utahtaxpayers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Utah-Taxpayers-Association-Press-Conference-on-HB43.pdf”]

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Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

The Utah Taxpayers Association has called upon the Salt Lake County Board of Equalization to abandon its proposed rule change to the county’s property tax appeals process.

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Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

The sales tax is one of the most easily understood yet often forgotten taxes. We all intuitively know that the final price we pay for something will be slightly higher than the sticker price. But did you know there are many different sales tax rates? Do you know how many of these different rates go into the final tax you pay and which rates apply to which purchases?

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