Utah’s tax system is the foundation of our state’s economic and business prosperity, and unfortunately also faces major structural problems. Over the summer, a government tax force will seek public input on how the state’s tax structure should be modified. The role business owners play in this process is critical.
We recognize not all Chamber members have been engaged in the tax reform discussion at the same level and on April 17th we held a meeting to allow members to begin this process on the same page. The Chamber invited representatives from the legislative and executive branch to meet with members of the business community for an informational session. Business leaders attended to gain a better understanding of the issues, ask questions and express concerns.
To ensure the voice of business is heard in the legislature’s tax reform efforts, the Chamber is hosting industry-specific working groups meetings for our members* over the next several weeks. These discussions will allow businesses to share their thoughts and ideas which will result in a report to the legislature summarizing the dialogue and recommendations.
Please see below for meeting dates:
- Finance: May 1, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Construction: May 2, 8:30-10:30 am
- Manufacturing: May 2, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Information Technology: May 6, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Small Business: May 7, 9:00-11:00 am
- Legal: May 8, 9:00-11:00 am
- Health Care: May 8, 1:00-3:00 pm
- Education: May 9, 9:00-11:00 am
I invite those who have not yet been involved to do so. Insight from every industry, size and sector is critical to ensuring the best outcome. To attend an upcoming meeting, please RSVP to the Chamber policy team at email@example.com.
*Must be a member of the Salt Lake Chamber to attend an industry-specific working group meeting.