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Sales tax was once the largest source of public revenue in Utah, but in recent years, income and property tax revenues have overtaken sales taxes in importance. This is among the findings in Utah Foundation’s new report, “The Everyday Tax: Sales Taxation in Utah,” published last week.

The report compares Utah’s sales tax to taxes in other states and looks at the factors affecting its growth. It also looks at exemptions and earmarks, as well as options for broadening the sales tax base.

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