Did you know there are more than 16 different types of sales tax? Or that 54% of property tax revenue collected in 2015 went to public education?

Each year, your Utah Taxpayers Association researches major taxes and fees levied by the state of Utah and compiles helpful information into the Fast Tax booklet. This reference summarizes major Utah state and local taxes and is updated to include estimated revenues. These taxes comprise all major non-federal state revenue sources such as income, sales and fuel taxes, and most major local revenue sources, including property, general sales, and specific sales taxes.

This quick reference booklet examines 29 different taxes and fees to provide readers with details of the purpose of a tax or fee, along with how the money is collected, and what agency collects the revenue.

In addition, the Fast Tax booklet provides revenue distribution, the estimated yields from a tax over several years, and any credits or exemptions that may be applicable. The Fast Tax booklet does not examine municipal utility rates, such as water or sewer, nor does it cover license fees.

We’d like to thank Parsons Behle and Latimer for their sponsorship of the Fast Tax booklet. The Utah Taxpayers Association would also like to thank the staff of the Utah Tax Commission, Driver License Division, Division of Public Utilities, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Department of Workforce Services for their cooperation in providing information contained in this reference.

The Fast Tax reference booklet is available on the Association’s website, www.utahtaxpayers.org, or for a hard copy, email taxwatch@utahtaxpayers.org.