A new report evaluating who pays a bigger share of their income in state and local taxes revealed that low-income Utahns give more than nine cents of every dollar to the government, compared to a nickel from the state's top one percent.
On Wednesday, the Washington-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released the fourth edition of Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States.
"The good news is that Utah is not among the most regressive states," Allison Rowland, budget and research director for Voices for Utah Children said in a statement. "The bad news is that Utah's lowest earners are still paying a much larger share of their incomes . . . than are the highest earners."