The Wyoming Taxpayers Association (WTA) is the only statewide organization focused exclusively on promoting a fair, equitable, and competitive tax environment for the citizens and businesses of Wyoming. Our mission is to serve our members by advocating sound tax policy for a healthy Wyoming economy. Since 1937, WTA has been at the forefront of nonpartisan tax policy research, education and advocacy in the state.
Who Belongs to the Wyoming Taxpayers Association?
WTA represents a broad spectrum of taxpayers in Wyoming – small and large companies, manufacturers, farmers and ranchers, financial institutions, accounting and law firms, county and city government entities, extractive industries, and of course, the individual taxpayer.
What members are saying about WTA!
“In 1937 the leadership of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) was instrumental in the founding of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association. Today, WSGA continues to rely on WTA to provide leadership in assuring a sound and equitable tax system for Wyoming. As WSGA develops our own policies on tax issues that impact the ranching community, we rely on the Cornerstones of Taxation for guidance. Our efforts to influence Wyoming’s tax policies are multiplied in their effectiveness when we are in alignment with WTA. The data and analysis provided by WTA serves to inform both policy makers and the private sector thereby enhancing the ability to find common ground on a taxation system that is truly Justified, Equitable, Stable and Transparent. WTA has been a rewarding investment for our association.”
“As I study the financial a fiscal data for our state, I find the information supplied by the Wyoming Taxpayers Association to be most informative and useful. I can rely on the information provided by the WTA because I believe it is nonpartisan, unbiased and accurate. I also appreciate the information because it is clear and understandable. I have used many of the materials supplied by the WTA to explain Wyoming’s tax structure to constituents. The Wyoming Taxpayers Association fills a vital role in helping to set tax and revenue policy for out state.”
“The Wyoming Taxpayers Association (WTA) has been beneficial for Simplot. WTA provides excellent communication on Wyoming’s legislature activities and potential legislation that might affect both our company and state tax policy. The WTA brings multiple businesses and taxpayers together to help influence positive changes to Wyoming tax policies. Their publications and reports are providing very good information and a necessity to Wyoming business.”
“As a former member of the Wyoming Legislature and having served in Leadership positions in both the House and Senate, I have always appreciated what the WTA did for me. It provided timely and accurate tax information and has a keen sense of the issues surrounding taxation in our State. The WTA also has provided thoughtful and helpful testimony to the various Standing Committees of the Legislature.
As a small businessman I have seen the benefits. The staff is supportive and will definitely get back to you.
All in all, with the serious issues our State faces, I am glad to be a supporter and member of the WTA.”
“In our fast-paced and growing business, we can’t always keep an eye on emerging information and tax trends which affect our industry. The WTA team has proven to be a powerhouse at making sure we know what’s happening around the state and how our business might be impacted. We have found the WTA to be a valuable and trustworthy partner.“
“Having served on the Revenue Committee of the Wyoming House of Representatives for six years, two of them as chairman, I found myself utilizing the opinions and information from the Wyoming Taxpayers Association to be invaluable as a resource necessary to develop informed and balanced decisions.
I now find myself, several years later, still referring to literature and statistics from WTA in my own business. My company’s membership in Wyoming Taxpayers Association is one valuable investment as it receives more than it pays, year upon year. It is more than a smart thing; it is an essential thing for my company to do.”
“The WTA brings a vital, but uncommon, perspective to tax policy… objectivity… which is best represented by the Cornerstones of Taxation and is demonstrated by the influence the WTA has with policymakers at the local, state and federal level. A primary goal of the WTA is to help bring about the most fair and equitable tax structure to Wyoming while functioning as a ‘think tank’ to help guide tax policy. The WTA represents all taxpayers; private individuals, small business and large corporations, and that diversity is reflected in our Board and membership. WTA membership is, therefore, not just an investment in molding the present, but building the future of Wyoming… and I feel honored to contribute to that process.”
“The Wyoming Taxpayers Association is among the foremost influential advocacy organizations in Wyoming. Tax issues can be complicated and the Wyoming Taxpayers Association’s development of the four cornerstones and tax analysis ensure policies adopted are right for Wyoming businesses and its citizens. Staff is accessible, collaborative, forward-thinking and mission-focused. It has been a pleasure to work with this fine group of people.“
“As the director of government relations and spokesman for Basin Electric, I rely on WTA for sound and thoughtful information and insight on issues that affect the cooperative’s employees, properties, and operations. The information and detailed data on the tax structure and proposed changes in Wyoming is valuable to both legislators and WTA members.”
“ONEOK values membership in the Wyoming Taxpayers Association (WTA) not only as essential to our presence in Wyoming but also as an excellent investment. As an out-of-state taxpayer, WTA gives us a voice that joins with many other taxpayers to help ensure we have statutes and guidelines that outline fair and equitable value when it comes to property tax.“
“I joined the WTA my first session in the Wyoming House of Representatives because I quickly saw the value in the information provided by WTA. This information continues to help me while evaluating legislation involving changes to Wyoming’s tax structure.”
“As a Wyoming public finance business, we have used the Wyoming Property Taxation Report for over 20 years. The report provides an outstanding summary of the impact of property taxation in each Wyoming County with an excellent, easy to follow format. The Wyoming Taxpayers Association has been providing the facts concerning state and local taxation in Wyoming to our legislature, business community and taxpayers since the inception of the organization. The WTA has always been a strong advocate for fair and balanced taxation. We are pleased to be a long term member of the organization.”
“Having been in the Legislature for quite some time, I find the Wyoming Taxpayers’ Association to be a valuable source of information on revenue and taxation issues. WTA is a quick and dependable source of facts when dealing with complex issues that can have great effect on Wyoming’s economy. WTA has been very helpful in getting accurate information out to the public, as well.”
WTA membership is a wise investment!
It is only with your support, through membership, that we are able to influence state and local tax policy. WTA keeps members informed of critical issues by means of:
- Our quarterly newsletter, The Voice (electronic)
- Electronic Action Alerts, including weekly legislative updates
- www.wyotax.org for statistics on Wyoming tax issues & resources
- WTA’s Facebook account
- Our most experienced and respected staff working for your company
Similarly, WTA provides members with the most current Wyoming tax information via our publications:
- Wyoming Property Taxation, a county-by-county review of state property taxes
- Wyoming Tax Summary, your guide to Wyoming state and local taxes
- How Wyoming Compares, a comparison of Wyoming taxation to our neighboring states
WTA Dues Schedule
Government Entities: $195
Elected Officials: $100
Government Association: $325
Trade Associations: $500
(Based on Net Sales)
Gross revenue $1 million or less: $500
Gross revenue $1-10 million: $1000
Gross revenue $10-$50 million: $2500 Gross revenue $50-$100 million: $3500
Gross revenue $100 million +: $5000
State Assessed & Energy**:
Minimum of $1600 and max of $12,500. Formula is as follows: $52.5 per $1M of the most current year state assessed valuation for the first $100M of taxable value, $26.25 per $1M of valuation above $100M.
**All members above the $12,500 contribution level obtain an automatic board seat