Growth of Cache County may affect how much residents pay in taxes

A bill that passed the latest session of the Utah legislature could have an influence on how much Cache County residents pay in taxes. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Cache County Council, County Executive Craig Buttars said Senate Bill 136 could change how the county distributes the sales tax option.

“One thing that will impact how we approach this issue, we are on the verge of becoming a second class county,” Buttars explained. “The question is, the bill treats a third through sixth class county different than a first or second class county.

“So if we passed the quarter-of-a-cent option before we go to the second class county, does that go away or do we redo that after we become a second class county?”

He says the population figure normally used for second class counties is 125,000 people. Cache County is quickly approaching that population number. It still hasn’t been determined how that will be distributed.

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