by Josh T. Smith, Research Manager
Posted January 10, 2020 In Scholar Commentary

Utah tax reform a step in the right direction

Photo: Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP

New Years in Utah brings a new tax system for the state. Overall, Utahns will see a tax cut along with new, targeted programs for those in need. Though, tax reform skeptics have begun gathering signatures for two separate repeal efforts in order to undo the changes.

Those critical of the tax reform should be applauded for their desire to help those in need and the best way to ensure that is by not making the perfect the enemy of the good. While not flawless, Utah’s tax reform is a great start to modernizing the tax code, lowering rates, and offering better services to those who need it most….

Read the full op-ed as it was published by The Salt Lake Tribune.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.