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FAQ: Answers to your questions on Utah’s new tax law

How will the new tax law affect me personally? It’s difficult to say without knowing your specific income or household size. But we can tell you that about 85 percent of Utahns will pay less under our new tax system than they paid under the old one. Factoring in adjustments to sales tax and gas […]

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Gov. Gary Herbert: Why Utah needed tax reform

The following Op-Ed was initially published in the Deseret News on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Utah governance is defined not only by our thriving and diverse economy, but also by our willingness to look down the road and tackle tough issues before they become a crisis.  Reforming tax policy is always difficult. It’s technical, it’s […]

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Executive director of Governor’s Office of Management and Budget makes case for tax reform

In a recent op-ed published on utahpolicy.com, Kristen Cox, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, made the case for reforming Utah’s tax structure to meet the demands of the future. “If we don’t take corrective action,” Cox writes, “we will face a fiscal crisis where we will be unable to fund […]

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Gov. Herbert pushes for tax reform

A recent article published in Utah Business stressed the importance of Gov. Herbert’s recent push encouraging the Utah Legislature to modernize tax the state sales tax structure.

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Governor Herbert’s 2019 State of the State Address – Full Transcript

2019 State of the State Address Governor Gary R. Herbert President Adams, Speaker Wilson, members of the Legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, Utah’s First Lady, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox, other constitutional officers, and my fellow Utahns: It is an honor to address you tonight. President Adams and Speaker Wilson, congratulations for being elected […]

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Graphical Information – 2019 State of the State address

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Governor Herbert’s 2020 Budget Plan

It is no secret Utah is succeeding economically. Our economy is thriving, our population is expanding, and our state revenue has reached a record high. With all this prosperity, we need to plan strategically to combat the challenges of our own success. The $19 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that I have proposed addresses […]

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