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The City Café

For those interested in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding local government.

Utah’s property tax burden still ranks as one of the lowest rates in the nation. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau finance numbers and the Utah Foundation analysis property tax is the least burdensome tax Utahns pay. A couple of findings to note from the Utah Foundation study (which is consistent with previous years):

  • Utah’s income tax burden ranks 17th nationally (2004-05)
  • Utah’s sales tax burden ranks 13th nationally (2004-05)
  • Utah’s property tax burden ranks 37th nationally (2004-05)
  • Utah’s property tax burden ranks as the third lowest of the 11 western states.

For more information you can access the Utah Foundation research brief or listen to Steve Kroes on KCPW here.

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