Published: Monday, July 14 2014 5:50 p.m. MDT
So whoever was responsible for the calculation error should be severely
castigated......or commended, depending on your point of view.
It seems to me that this mistake proves that maybe we need to make errors like
this occasionally to prove the state can actually get by with less. But it also
appears that they don't see it that way.
If it wasn't found until now then it was probably an over tax. We are over
Here's the deal. 1. Residential property shouldn't be taxed. Tax that
determines pensions shouldn't be tied to property tax. 2. Because we all
know how that worked out when property taxes plummeted back in 2008. Suddenly
there was a massive hole in the system and righting the system doesnt work after
the laws are on the books. 3. Utah might have a good economy but it
OVER-leverages debt like everyone else SADLY. 4. So lets do utah residents a
world of good, by using LESS TAXES on borrowed interest. BONDING/DEBT IS KILLING
FINANCIAL STABILITY.5. Utahn's are NOT under-taxed.
What does Royce Van tassel have to do with anything related to this article? His
company purports to be a nonprofit entity (but really are just a lobbying
company in disguise). Unfortunately, the article quotes him as if he is a
"public servant." It would've been much better to get the
perspective of other mayors and city council members will have to face the
consequences of these actions. The Utah Taxpayers Association is nothing more
than a front for big business seeking to curtail their competition and to limit
their tax obligations.
Seems like a convenient way to raise taxes... :)
re: Capsaicin"5. Utahn's are NOT under-taxed."Agreed. I got a decent return from the IRS this past yr but had to pay a few
hundred to the state. Don't even get me started about the formulas used on
the TC40; its like a game of chutes and ladders.But, Utah is the
best managed state in the Union. Otherwise, the DN would not have stated so
Re: "Utahns undertaxed $100M . . . ."Yeah, anytime a
bloated, unaccountable government filches from us a nickel less than it wants
and demands, citizens are accused of being "undertaxed."When
will a biased, left-leaning media run the truth -- governments overspend.
It's there nature. It's what they're designed to do. And they do
it very, very well.If feckless bureaucrats unintentionally give real
people a break, it should be called victory for the little guy.And
"Utahns undertaxed $100M since 2006"No, no. I think Utahans
would claim they're overtaxes.
Sure seems to me that my property taxes have done their share to fund local,
county and state government. They have not gone down, even when the valuation
of my domicile went down - my taxes went up. Now when the value recovers - up
even more. Yes there is more than one way to get for rather than 2 + 2. If
the value is 1 you add 3 to get four - if your value is low - just adjust the
mil levy to keep taxes up. If your value is high - don't adjust the mil
levy - just collect the larger amount - right?
If we have been undertaxed and still balanced the budget. It should be a no
brainer to keep these lower taxes.Or pass a law that the money
collected, pays off old debt and can only be used to create a savings/rain day
fund account that is very strict on how it can be used.We need to
keep grubby politician hands and special interest groups out of our pockets.
I don't believe this. I think the large corporations don't want to pay
their fair share and are using the state to exact their portion from taxpayers.
Our property taxes are too high now and we are constantly hearing about the
schools and teachers when over half our property taxes already go to those
entities. Putting more money into the schools and teachers will not fix a
problem that is not money driven. Schools need to become more competetive and
teachers need to become better at what they do to fix the Utah school problem.
Money will not fix what is wrong with Utah schools. I and my husband are
elderly and on a fixed income and cannot afford any higher taxes on our
property. When is Utah going to do something for the elderly on property taxes?
I have asked my legislators and nothing is being done to match what other states
are doing for their elderly. Equity is needed here. We cannot pay what working
people and corporations pay because we have no increase in our income but
continue to have medicines go up, food go up,gas prices going up and now
property taxes. HELP!!!!
When property value went down our property tax in Ut. went up all the other
states property taxes went with the value not Ut.
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