Utah County residents upset over proposed property tax increase

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Many Utah County residents took to social media to express frustration when they received a postcard this week notifying them that a portion of their property taxes could double next year, something that was proposed during a Utah County Commission 2020 budget discussion earlier this month.

The proposal, if passed, would increase tax revenue for the county’s general fund, which makes up 6.8% of the county’s total property tax distribution, by $28.6 million.

As of the Oct. 8 discussion, the county’s 2020 baseline budget is out of balance by $10.5 million, not including capital expenditures.

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