Utah Taxpayers Association Annual Taxes Now Conference on Thursday, May 13

Written by Utah Taxpayer’s Association

The Utah Taxpayers Association Annual Taxes Now Conference will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

  • WHEN: Thursday May 13, 2021 8am – 1pm
  • WHERE: Grand America Hotel- 555 South Main Street, SLC UT

Elected officials, legislative leadership and tax experts will be discussing legislation from the 2021 session, budgeting, federal tax policy and tax policy going forward in Utah. Register here

The agenda is as follows:

7:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jennifer Somers, Chair,
Utah Taxpayers Association

8:05 Introduction

Rusty Cannon
President, Utah Taxpayers Association

8:15  PPP Loan Forgiveness and Its Related Considerations
Chair John Valentine
Utah State Tax Commission

8:30 Revenue Forecasting in an Age of Uncertainty
Andrea Wilko and Maddie Orritt
Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst

8:50 Property Tax Relief for Those Most in Need (SB 26)
Senator Gene Davis

9:00  Perspectives from the Utah Senate
President Stuart AdamsUtah State Senate

9:15     Economic Update in Utah and Nationwide – The Great Reopening
Robert Spendlove, SVP Economics and Public Policy Officer,
Zions Bank

9:45 BREAK

10:00   A Revolutionary Approach to Tracking Public Education Tax Dollars and Spending
Utah State Auditor John Dougall

10:20   Perspective from the Utah House
Speaker Brad WilsonUtah House of Representatives

10:35   The Impacts of Taxation on Utah Families
Senator Lincoln Fillmore

10:50   COVID-19 and Federal Policy, and Its Effect on State Tax Landscape
Jared Walczak,
Vice President of State Projects, Tax Foundation

11:30   One Utah Roadmap: Priorities for the Cox–Henderson Administration
Sophia Dicaro, Executive Director
Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

12:00   Luncheon/Awards:
Recognition of 2021 Friend of the Taxpayer award winners
John Dougall
John Ulibarri

Keynote Speaker: Federal Policymaking as a New Representative
Congressman Blake Moore