Utah – Lawmakers Push Forward Tax Overhaul, Critics Say Sales Tax Hike On Food Hurts The Poor


A revised bill that overhauls Utah’s tax code could be released as soon as Friday.

Speaking to reporters, House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said the next public hearing on the revised bill would be Monday afternoon.

Speaker Wilson said there were a few changes made as a result of public feedback, including some tweaks to which services now face a sales tax. That has been one of the most controversial aspects of the bill, with public comment largely against it.

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have argued a tax overhaul is necessary as people pay for more services than they do goods, and revenues are declining.


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by ben winslow
november 20, 2019