Neil Walters, CFA, former professor at Dixie State and a CEO of a Commercial Real Estate company, speaks against a new broad based sales tax. The Legislature never should have submitted a bill the last week of the session. The intent was obviously to raise taxes at the last minute before the public became aware of it. No “Gee Wiz” charts that create something that does not exist. Sales tax revenue is NOT falling in the State of Utah. State publishes an annual financial report. Looking back to 1995, 1.06 billion was collected in sales tax, and in 2018 it has risen to 2.6 billion in sales tax revenue. That is 1.6 billion in new sales tax revenue in nearly 25 years.