Brice Wallace 

If the state’s top political officials get their way, Utah’s service-oriented companies could face a bigger tax burden.

However, with the legislative general session underway, exactly how much of a burden remains a mystery.

Speaking at the recent Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit in Salt Lake City, Gov. Gary Herbert, legislative leaders and others said the current sales tax system is not keeping up with changes in consumer spending habits and could jeopardize state government’s ability to provide services.

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