U.S. to give Utah religious group more tax breaks

The United States is giving Utah a new tax break for religious organizations, the state announced Monday.

Gov.

Gary Herbert signed a bill into law on Friday that extends a special tax credit for religious groups that perform religious services.

The law allows groups to deduct up to $2,500 for costs associated with religious services, up from $1,000.

The state also is allowing the state’s religious universities and colleges to receive a tax credit of up to 5 percent of tuition.

The measure was signed into law by Herbert and Gov.

Doug Ducey.

It was a result of a meeting in Utah last week between Herbert and Duceys’ chief of staff, Dan Bosenko, to work out the details of the law.