Put a Circle on the Flat Tax And Await the Special Session

Albanese, Elizabeth
March 2006
Bond Buyer;3/30/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32350, Special section p38
Trade Publication
The article provides an overview of the fiscal condition of Utah. The Utah Legislature has approved a two percent-point reduction on the state sales tax on food. Meanwhile, Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. plans to call a special session to discuss the tax reform issue. He is considering a plan to reduce the state income tax.


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