COST OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT
The Utah Taxpayers Association calculates how much residents pay in taxes and fees to counties. We look at how much a county collects in taxes and fees, then calculate the cost paid by residents by each $1,000 earned, as well as per capita.
We use data from the State Auditor’s office, the Census Bureau, and each county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This report is released every other year. This report is finalized around the 1st of December.
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County Government Costs Utahns $980 a Year, On Average
In the Utah Taxpayers Association’s 2019 Cost of County Governments report, Daggett County ranks highest for cost of government, where residents pay on average $82.65 of each $1000 they earn. The lowest ranked county is Washington County, where residents only pay...
$611 of Average Utahns’ Income Goes to City Government
Utah citizens are paying roughly $611 of their income to city government, which is roughly $24.72 of each $1,000 earned by residents in the city. This represents 2.4% of taxpayer income. The average cost of city government per $1,000 of income earned by city residents...
$578 of Average Utahn’s Income Goes to City Government
$578 of Average Utahn’s Income Goes to City Government Each year, as city Truth in Taxation hearings occur during the summer. Your Taxpayers Association wants you to be armed with data you need to show government officials just how much of your money they are...