Hunger-Fighting Group: Food Tax Hike Hurts Low-Income UT Families

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An advocacy group is opposing a massive increase in the sales tax on food as one of the changes being proposed for Utah state taxes. Utahns Against Hunger has said a proposed 177% increase in state sales taxes on food could harm many low-income people and increase the rate of food insecurity across the state.

Gina Cornia, the group’s executive director, said the plan to tax food at the full state sales-tax rate of 4.85% would hit impoverished families with children hardest.

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