Undocumented immigrants contribute more than $11.6 billion to state and local coffers each year, including $67 million in Utah, according to a new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP): Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions. This report helps to dispel the myth that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes. In fact, undocumented immigrants pay millions to state coffers. The report found that in Utah, undocumented immigrants contribute $12 million in personal income taxes, $16 million in property taxes, and $39 million in sales and excise taxes.
To view the full report and find state-specific data, go to www.itep.org/immigration/.
March 31, 2016 is Love UT Give UT!
It’s a day for Utahns to give to the nonprofits that make Utah special. Every donation to Voices for Utah Children through Love UT Give UT gives Voices a chance to win matching grants and prizes.
And you don't have to wait! Donate now at http://bit.ly/loveUTchildren.
For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities.
How can you be involved?
Make a tax-deductible donation to Voices for Utah Children—or join our Network with a monthly donation of $20 or more. Network membership includes complimentary admission to Network events with food, socializing, and opportunity to meet child advocacy experts. And don't forget to join our listserv to stay informed!
We look forward to the future of Voices for Utah Children and we hope you will be a part of our next 30 years.
Special thanks to American Express for sponsoring our 30th Anniversary Year.