Cost of Government

Annual Report Finds Utahns Spend $643 Per Person on City Government on Average

As part of our annual revenue of proposed tax increases, the Utah Taxpayers Association also compiles a report that calculates the amount of money paid per capita to city government by Utahns in the state’s 50 largest cities by population. The 2020 Cost of City Government report, based on FY 2019 data, shows the relationship […]

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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 $11.77 of each $1000 earned to the county government. The median cost of county […]

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$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 increased $0.39 over the previous year. The Utah Taxpayers Association’s […]

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$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 spending. Using data collected from the State Auditor, Census Bureau, […]

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2016 Cost of City Government Report

REPORT: UTAH CITIES TAKE $564 PER PERSON ANNUALLY Utah Taxpayers Association Cost of City Governments Report finds Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake to be the most expensive cities for taxpayers; Riverton and Taylorsville the least expensive. The Utah Taxpayers Association has released its 2016 Cost of City Governments Report. The report analyzes the […]

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2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

The 2015 Cost of City Governments report shows the relationship between city government revenue and citizen income in Utah’s 50 largest cities. This data provides a snapshot of on average how much of each thousand dollars earned by a citizen is consumed by the city government in Utah.

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