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Analysis: Utah ranks 16th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Utah finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Utah ranks No. 39 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Utah was rated 13th worst for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Utah ranked 29th most affected by government shutdown

Utah ranked No. 29 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Utah ranked No. 8 in 2019 business climate index

Utah finished at No. 8 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Salt Lake City has 96th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Salt Lake City area was more than 3,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a a 300-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Utah posts 8th highest drop in food stamps participants

Utah ranked No. 8 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Utah on track to tax online sales

Utah is compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Utah posted 35th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Utah ranked No. 35 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Utah posted fifth lowest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Utah ranked No. 41 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Utah posted 10th lowest individual income tax rate in 2018

Utah ranked No.35 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Utah gets ‘B’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Utah ranked No. 4 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Utah ranked No. 3 in average charitable giving

Utah residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $10,165 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Brigham Young University-Provo has most student athletes in Utah

Brigham Young University-Provo ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Utah Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Utah has 40th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Utah posted the 40th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the analysis, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Utah’s population rose 1.9% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Utah’s population increased by 57,987, or 1.9 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Salt Lake City 68% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Salt Lake City is $140.21, 68 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Weber County tanks

Weber County had the lowest home affordability index in Utah in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Brigham Young University-Provo fields most volleyball players in Utah

Brigham Young University-Provo ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

14 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Utah default on student loans

At Salt Lake Community College, 14 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

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