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New interest at Capitol in eliminating sales tax on food

SALT LAKE CITY — There was a surprising amount of interest Wednesday in eliminating sales taxes entirely from food purchases among members of the Legislature’s Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee.

“People have to eat. So I have a real concern about being cavalier about this,” Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, said. “I think we need to really, in this instance especially, understand the human cost, particularly to our families.”

 Her comments helped redirect the discussion from restoring the full sales tax on food and providing a tax credit for low-income Utahns to looking at ways to remove it completely.
Read more in the Deseret News here.