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Utah County taxpayers may have to pay for error

Utah County taxpayers may have to pay for error



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Residents in some parts of Utah County may have to pay for an accounting error.

For three years, the state gave Utah County too much sales tax cash. Now, residents in the county's unincorporated area may have to pay it back -- $57 for the average homeowner in those areas.

Utah County Commissioner Steve White says the problem started three years ago when telecommunications companies listed all sales-tax revenue generated within Utah County as only coming from the unincorporated area.

In July, the state demanded the excess payments -- roughly $529,000 for six months worth of revenue -- so it could redistribute the money to the cities.

White says he wants the county to be able to pay the money back gradually and spare taxpayers from having to immediately foot the bill.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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