taxes

Utah State Tax Commission

A federal court complaint filed against the Utah State Tax Commission by Union Pacific will decrease revenues for many taxing entities throughout the state—including in Summit County. That’s the word in a news release from the state last week.

KPCW contacted Summit County Auditor Michael Howard, who said that under the judge’s order in the case, they won’t be able to collect, roughly $210,000 this year from Union Pacific. The amount is spread over several taxing entities.

The "Our Schools Now" initiative looks very likely to gather enough signatures to be on the November ballot.  If it passes, it would increase school funding by roughly $700 million a year. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Utah Legislature kicked off its 2018 session Monday and lawmakers will likely spend a lot of time talking about your taxes.  Utahpolicy.com will provide KPCW with weekly updates throughout the next six weeks.  Budget and taxes are expected to dominate deliberations.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Wasatch County Fire District is proposing up to a million dollar tax increase which the Chief says is necessary to hire new people and purchase needed equipment.  At an open house on Monday, the fire district welcomed the community to find out more about what they do and how much it costs.   Carolyn Murray has more: 

According to a poll done for Utahpolicy.com, a majority of Utahns oppose a proposal to increase the personal income tax rate to provide more funding for schools. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Proponents of a petition to let voters decide if a 32 percent tax increase in Heber City was warranted, failed to collect enough signatures by the September 26 deadline. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City Board of Education is holding a required Truth in Taxation hearing tonight in order to raise $3 million in new taxes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher  reports.

Proposed tax increases topped the agenda of the Park City Board of Education's retreat Tuesday. Also high on the list was discussion on district facilities, and whether they are adequate to handle student growth. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

With a recovering economy and one of the strongest winter seasons ever, Park City municipal is pleasantly surprised with sales tax revenue. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Municipal may be looking at some lean years ahead, with less sales tax revenue due to past taxing errors and possible future sales tax loses if the Vail Resorts end up operating Park City Mountain Resort. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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