WHAT DOES RAP STAND FOR?
RAP stands for Recreation Arts and Parks. The RAP program is designed to improve cultural recreation facilities, arts programming, and local parks in Wasatch County.
HOW LONG IS THE RAP PROGRAM AUTHORIZED?
If approved, the tax is in effect for up to 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period, it must be voted on again to be reinstated.
WHO PAYS THE TAX?
Most taxable purchases, except food, made in the county would have an additional 1/10 of 1% added to it, which means for every $10 of a purchase the rap tax would add one cent. This includes purchases made by residents, tourists, visitors, and non-residents. We estimate the first year will generate $800,000 in RAP Tax revenue.
WHAT ARTS PROGRAMS QUALIFY FOR DOLLARS FROM A RAP TAX?
Several kinds of art-related disciplines are eligible, including performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, historic preservation, arts education, and more.