The Utah Legislature made some substantial improvements to reduce the compliance burdens of the tangible personal property tax on small businesses.
In late 2018, Libertas Institute organized a lawsuit against Pleasant Grove over its adoption of a transportation utility fee that was really a tax. Yesterday, Judge Jared Eldridge of the 4th District Court ruled against Pleasant...
This bill amends Utah's Constitution to require a 2/3 vote by Utah legislators if they wish to raise taxes.
This bill increases the cash rebates and tax incentives that can be given to film companies.
This bill creates a "Cash for Clunkers" program in Utah, giving out taxpayer-funded checks of up to $5,500 to purchase a new vehicle.
UPDATE: This article now reflects the final Senate Bill 2001, that was passed in special session on December 12, 2019. The following is a commentary on the tax reform proposal passed out by the Tax Restructuring and Equalization...
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We will leave discussions about your withholdings to your tax accountant, but we can try to help you understand what has been going on with state taxes in Utah.
The state currently charges a "fee" on all phones that is used to fund 911 systems. Senate Bill 154 being run by Senator Wayne Harper increases this "fee" from 9 cents to 25 cents, nearly tripling the tax.
This bill alters the Truth in Taxation process for property tax increases to ensure there is transparency and accountability.
This bill passed the House 54-20 and did not receive a vote in the Senate. For several years, Representative Paul Ray has sponsored legislation to enact a heavy tax on electronic cigarettes and their supplies. This year, the...