Advocating sound tax policy for a healthy Wyoming economy

Since 1937, the Wyoming Taxpayers Association (WTA) has provided the essential connection and information source between the State’s taxpayers and the Legislature; between what’s important to you and what the public needs to know.


As a WTA member, we’ll ensure you’re informed of critical issues and receive the most current Wyoming tax information.

Our Mission

To promote sound tax policy for a healthy Wyoming economy.


Our research is the backbone to our high-quality resources, with the goal of supporting a high-level public dialogue on tax and fiscal issues.


We believe information is power. We have a duty to educate Wyoming’s citizens about Wyoming’s tax base and how equitable solutions to tax issues can benefit all taxpayers. 



WTA advocates public policies that make sense for a healthy Wyoming economy. Ultimately, we are the voice of the taxpayer.

The Latest News

Watch Back – Introducing the Cowboy Family Report & Website

WTA Executive Director Ashley Harpstreith and WTA Senior Research Intern Dawson Kluesner discuss the local impact of Wyoming’s tax structure through WTA’s latest research product, The Cowboy Family. Harpstreith and Kluesner will walk you through this relevant...

Watch Back – 86th Annual Meeting Panel Discussions & Presentations

Download the mobile version here.   Welcome and Department of Revenue Updates Ashley Harpstreith, Wyoming Taxpayers Association, Executive Director; Brenda Henson, Wyoming Department of Revenue, Director WTA Member Update DOR Presentation Today's Emerging Energy...

True Tax Reform

True Tax Reform For decades the executive and legislative branches have recognized that Wyoming’s tax structure is in a permanent state of imbalance. The two branches largely supported the work of the Tax Reform 2000 Committee and have implemented many of the...

Watch Back – 85th Annual Meeting Panel Discussions & Presentations

Back to the Basics: Tax Codes of Wyoming Wyoming Department of Revenue and industry experts review the tax codes of Wyoming. How are we funding Wyoming? Panel discussion featuring Brenda Henson, Wyoming Department of Revenue Director; Dan Noble, Wyoming Department of...

  • Is there a justified need for the tax and is it fiscally prudent?
  • Are existing government funds spent efficiently before considering a new tax?
  • Is the primary goal of the tax to generate revenue or does it modify behavior or influence policy?
  • Does the tax impose equal and uniform liabilities upon similarly situated taxpayers?
  • Is the tax constitutional?
  • Does the tax disadvantage one taxpayer over another?
  • Will the tax distort economic behavior?
  • Is the tax stable and predictable under changing political, economic, regulatory and environmental conditions?
  • Does the tax result in diversification in taxation?
  • Is the tax visible, accountable and auditable?
  • Is the tax easy to understand, administer and cost effective to collect?

Calendar of Events

WTA 87th Annual Meeting

Little America Hotel & Resort, Cheyenne WY

Tuesday, October 29, 2024

  • WTA Board Meeting
  • Special Reception by Invitation – Governor’s Residence

Wednesday, October 30, 2024

  • 8:00am-4:00pm – Meeting
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm – Reception

Show your support for WTA!

It is only with your support, through membership, that we are able to influence state and local tax policy.