Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week’s question.
Q. My parents live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they keep telling me that their property taxes are going up. Is that true?
A. Despite increased costs due to Covid-19, Salt Lake County, where Salt Lake City is located, is not planning a rate increase in 2021, according to Darrin Casper, the county’s chief financial officer.
“CARES funds were made available by the federal government,” Mr. Casper said in an email. “Salt Lake County is utilizing those funds for Covid-related health emergency spending.”
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However, many taxpayers did see a higher property tax bill this year.
In the 2020 budget, approved in December 2019, there was a 7.88% property tax rate increase, Mr. Casper confirmed.
The county has