Monday, June 6, 2011

Senate Committee recommends Commissioner Dixon

The Utah Senate Revenue and Taxation Confirmation Committee unanimously recommended Commissioner D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli to a second 4-year term to the Utah State Tax Commission.
Senators Curtis Bramble, Howard Stephenson, Benjamin McAdams and Wayne Niederhauser voted to send Commissioner Dixon Pignanelli's name to the full State Senate for confirmation.
Commissioner Dixon Pignanelli was originally appointed to fill the unexpired term of Palmer DePaulis in March 2006. She was appointed to her first 4-year term in 2007.
She was praised by the Senate committee for her independence in applying the rule of law on her tax decisions.
Commission Chair Bruce Johnson complimented his fellow commissioner for her independence and also for her determination to implement the redaction program on the Tax Commission website.
To provide general guidance for taxpayers, under Commissioner Dixon Pignanelli's direction, the Tax Commission redacts confidential information from orders involving statutory interpretation, substantive case law and new or complex issues and posts them on the website.
Senator Bramble noted that the committee had received several letters of recommendation from business and taxpayer groups advocating Commissioner Dixon Pignanelli's reappointment to the Commission. Commissioner Dixon Pignanelli previously served as the director of Administrative Services and has a career in serving in both the public and private sectors.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Renew vehicle registraion w/mobile phone

It was just launched in March, but people already are taking advantage of a smart phone app to renew vehicle registrations.

Residents are now able to renew vehicle registration at any time using their iPad, Blackberry, or Andorid.

The Utah DMV is continually looking for ways to make the vehicle renewal process more convenient for our citizens.

With registrations renewals, there is really no need to come to our office. You can do it by snail-mail, online with your computer or mobile phone or at one of our On-The-Spot business locations.

In addition to your name and zip code, you simply enter the license plate number and last eight digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to begin the step-by-step process.

"Online vehicle registration has been extremely successful in Utah," says Barry Conover, executive director of the State Tax Commission.

"We recognize that citizens are busy and are increasingly utilizing mobile technology to conduct business transactions at their convenience," he adds.

Being part of the mobile innovation and expansion will also help the DMV realize more efficiences.

These actions save our citizens time and money while reducing DMV operation costs.