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2016 Cost of City Government Report

REPORT: UTAH CITIES TAKE $564 PER PERSON ANNUALLY

Utah Taxpayers Association Cost of City Governments Report finds Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake to be the most expensive cities for taxpayers; Riverton and Taylorsville the least expensive.

The Utah Taxpayers Association has released its 2016 Cost of City Governments Report. The report analyzes the cost of governments in Utah’s largest 50 cities using two metrics: the cost of the city government per resident, and how much of a resident’s income is consumed by city taxes and fees.

On average, Utah city governments take $24 of each $1,000 earned by residents in the city, representing 2.4% of taxpayer income. Utah cities also collect an average of $564 in revenue per person.

You can view the full report by clicking here.

The Utah Taxpayers Association is a non-profit 501(c)4 organization that regularly reviews the budgets and tax rates of Utah’s cities, counties and school districts. To provide a more standardized means of comparing how well elected officials control public spending, the Utah Taxpayers Association, in cooperation with Strata Policy, has created this report.



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