Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addressed what he believes are myths about the recent tax reform at the Utah Taxpayers Association legislative preview Tuesday.
The Utah Legislature passed a new tax law in a special session in December. The legislation cut the income tax rate; added income tax credits; and raised or added sales tax to groceries, gas and some services. The policy change results in a net tax cut of $160 million.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law shortly after. On Tuesday, he praised legislators’ initiative on tax reform.