SALT LAKE CITY — Even though Monday marks the start of the 2019 Legislature, it could still be weeks before Republican lawmakers are ready to roll out details of a sweeping plan to extend sales taxes to services that’s been in the works for months.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because a similar plan to broaden the sales tax base while reducing the state sales tax rate was a key piece of Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed budget released in December.
“We agree on the problem and we agree on part of the solution, that we need to expand the base,” said Rep. Tim Quinn, R-Heber City, vice chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.
by Lisa Riley Roche
January 27, 2019