Utah County commissioners will soon be considering increasing property taxes by up to $7.5 million per year and increasing the sales tax by roughly $22 million per year. The Utah Transit Authority would receive 40 percent of the revenue from the sales tax hike.
Population growth has already given the county an additional $7 million in taxes revenues over last year — without any tax increases. Since our government does not have a revenue problem, officials should focus on fixing its wasteful spending problem instead.
When faced with similar tax hikes on the ballot in 2015, Utah County residents resoundingly opposed it. Send officials a message and tell them you still oppose tax hikes!