Let your legislators hear from you!
There are three main arguments against an income tax cut -- feel free to customize the message below to convey your own greatest concerns!
It is unfair -- very top-heavy -- mainly benefiting upper-income Utahns, making our overall tax system more regressive. Plus it leads to property tax increases as local schools struggle to make up the lost resources - a regressive shift. A refundable family tax credit or getting rid of the sales tax on food would make Utah's taxes less regressive and help the lowest-income Utahns most, as detailed in Voices for Utah Children's Comparing the Tax Cuts blog.
It ignores Utah's unmet needs, now totaling well over $5.6 billion, as detailed on the Invest in Utah's Future coalition website.
It is a terrible deal for typical middle class families, who lose four times what they gain when you compare the tax cut to the loss of education funding for their own children. Source: https://le.utah.gov/interim/2022/pdf/00004078.pdf (To calculate the lost investment per child, divide the revenue loss by the 700,000 kids in Utah's public school system.) (For updated revenue loss estimates, go to https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0054.html and click on "Fiscal Note.")