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Salt Lake County to Vote on Sales Tax Increase

  • Aug 6, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Like roads everywhere, roads in Utah need funds.

The Salt Lake County Council has decided to put a sales tax rate increase to voters on November 3, 2015. If approved, revenue generated by the 0.25% county option sales and use tax will fund highway and transportation projects.

According to an independent study released last spring, in the next 30 years Utah “will face a transportation funding shortfall of nearly $27 billion in funds needed for roadway and transit operations, maintenance, expansion and preservation.” Solutions are being sought at both the state and local level.

Under the Salt Lake County proposal, 40% of revenue generated by the tax increase would go to the Utah Transit Authority for bus and rail service and the remainder would fund local road projects throughout the county and cities (The Salt Lake Tribune).

Read more about the resolution on the August 4 council agenda.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.