Uintah County Commissioners are considering the possibility of increasing the sales tax countywide by one-quarter center — that’s one cent for every $4 dollars spent. According to a press release from the Uintah County Commission, the money would help fund transportation needs if approved. SB 136 was passed by Utah Legislature in 2018, allowing counties to enact a 0.25 percent local option sales tax to fund transportation needs, such as BTA, roads, and parking. “If the county does not enact a sales tax increase by
June 30, 2020
, cities with transit service have the option to impose it on their own,” shares the announcement. “In this scenario, the county would not receive any of the funds. Uintah County Commissioners Bill Stringer, Brad Horrocks and Bart Haslem are working carefully to identify and discuss all the advantages and disadvantages of a quarter-cent sales tax increase before they make a decision.” The Commission plans to further discuss the possibilities at an upcoming County Commission meeting. As of
, the Monday, May 20th, Commission meeting agenda did not include discussion of a sales tax increase.
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