On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the Utah Taxpayers Association will host the 2021 Taxes Now Conference at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The event will be held in-person, but attendees can also choose to view the conference online.

As always, this conference is the preeminent meeting on state, local, and national taxes in Utah, and this year will not disappoint.  

This year, our keynote speaker will be Utah Congressman Blake Moore. Rep. Moore. He  will be speaking on federal policymaking as a new representative, and will talk about tax issues on a national level.

We will also be pleased to hear from Utah State Auditor John Dougall about education funding accountability. Auditor Dougall and his office have been working to create an easy-to-use online tool to drill down on where your tax dollars go in public education, down to the classroom. This revolutionary approach looks at funding from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. It’s a great new tool and he will be walking attendees through its features.

In addition, Utah State Tax Commission Chair John Valentine will be speaking on state tax issues, including PPP loan forgiveness, which has been a controversial topic in recent months. Chair Valentine will help attendees understand the process and the determination of the state’s decision.

Additional speakers will include Senate President Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson, representatives from the new Cox – Henderson administration, and many legislators.

Legislators such as Sens. Lincoln Fillmore and Gene Davis will be helping attendees understand tax laws that have gone into effect and how they will benefit Utahns.

Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects from the national Tax Foundation will also be presenting on tax issues on a national level.

Attendees must register for the event. CLE and CPE credit is available. To learn more, email taxwatch@alowhuta.wpengine.com.