Utah Taxes

This is a brief synopsis of the tax structure which exists in the state of Utah and the way the residents in the state of Utah are taxed.

Utah Tax Help

Salt Lake City:
(801) 297-2200

Ogden:
(801) 626-3460

Provo
(801) 374-7070

Utah Income Tax

  • Since 2008, the traditional method of collecting income tax in multiple tax brackets was discontinued in the state of Utah.
  • The rate of income tax in the state of Utah stands at a flat 5% today.
  • Taxpayers will normally be able to benefit by claiming one or more of the various tax credits which are made available by the income tax department of Utah.
  • Income tax must be filed by the 15th of April each year. If the 15th is on a weekend or public holiday, then the next business day is considered as the last date.

Utah Sales Tax

  • Since 1 January 2009, sales tax in Utah has been 4.7%.
  • The sales tax levied on food and food ingredients is 3%.
  • Detailed information can be obtained from the official website of the Utah State Tax Commission which includes a flow chat with a list of products.
  • Local sales tax in Utah is levied at a flat 1%.
  • In addition to the above, additional local sales taxes are levied which will differ between municipalities.

Utah Property Tax

  • Assessment and collection of property tax is done locally.
  • Information on property tax rates is available on the official website of the government of Utah.
  • Property tax is based on the 100% market value of a property less any exemptions that may apply.
  • As an example, if a property has an exemption of 45% of a market value of $100,000 because it is a primary residential property, then the taxable value will be $55,000.
  • By the 22nd of May each year, the names are ascertained by county assessors and their properties are assessed on the basis of the values held on 1 January of the current tax year.
  • There are four tax relief programs in Utah which are administered by the Property Tax Division of the Utah State Tax Commission. These exemptions are:
  • Veteran’s exemption
  • Circuit Breaker for taxpayers aged 65 or more
  • Indigent abatement/deferral
  • Blind exemption

Utah Estate and Inheritance Taxes

  • There is no inheritance tax in the state of Utah.
  • As federal estate tax credit has now been phased out, there is no estate tax in Utah on the estates of people who died in 2005 or later.

Prior Year "TC-40" Utah Individual Income Tax Forms

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Where to Mail FEDERAL IRS tax forms within Utah:

IRS Form If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment, use this address: If you ARE enclosing payment, use this address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501