A median-income Utah household consisting of two parents and three children pays 25.3% of its income in direct federal, state, and local taxes, according to an analysis by the Utah Taxpayers Association. A median-income Utah family earns $57,700 in wages and salary. Additionally, the family earned $4,967 in the form of employer-paid payroll taxes for a total income of $62,667.
The following chart illustrates the tax impact. These taxes do not include the taxes that businesses pay and pass on to their customers in the form of higher prices, to employees in the form of reduced compensation, and to shareholders in the form of reduced dividends and stock prices.