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Utah

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
With so much to follow in the midterm elections, it is easy to lose sight of a bumper crop of tax-related ballot measures . But...
November 9, 2018Vanessa Williamson
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
“Don’t tax me, don’t tax thee, tax that fella behind the tree.” This bit of doggerel, attributed to the late Senate Finance Committee Chairman Russell...
May 30, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In about six weeks, federal money to keep the Highway Trust Fund going will once again dry up and Congress will begin its predictable scramble to keep cash flowing to roads, bridges, and transit projects. The reason for the gridlock: Neither Congress nor President Obama is willing to back a gas tax
June 10, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Without school pension money from the state, property taxes will jump. Facing a tough runoff in his race for reelection, Emanuel is looking for fiscal help from the state, including from its GOP governor. He wants the state to help fund pensions for Chicago’s teachers as
March 16, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Et tu, Utah ? GOP leaders want to increase the state’s gasoline tax . The state faces an $11 billion budget gap for transportation projects slated through 2040. Its House GOP caucus has endorsed an increase of as much as 10 cents a gallon in the state’s gasoline tax. They’re even willing to tie the
January 8, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Utah State Tax Commission yesterday reversed Governor Gary Herbert (R), ruling that same-sex couples may file their 2013 state tax returns as married, as...
January 17, 2014Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The battle over same-sex marriage in Utah not only raises important questions about marriage law; it also further complicates income tax filing for gay couples...
January 15, 2014Roberton C. Williams