The tax burden on the average Utahn in 2016 was the lowest in 25 years, according to a Utah Foundation report released last week. “A Lighter Load: Utah’s Changing Tax Burden” looks at data over a 24-year span from 1993 to 2016, the latest year for which full data is available. 

The report calculates Utah’s tax burden as a ratio of governmental revenue per $1,000 of personal income (the proportion of Utahns’ earnings that are used to fund local and state governmental services).

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