Prepare and efile Your Utah Tax Return
The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Utah state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal filing requirements to see if you need to file a federal income tax return.
Utah Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file an Utah state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2018
||2017 Utah State Tax Return
||Due date for Utah State Income Tax Returns
|April 18, 2018
||2017 Utah State Tax Extension
||Due date for Utah extensions
|October 15, 2018
||2017 Utah State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2017 Utah State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
View all state tax return filing deadlines.
Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.
Tax Year 2017 Utah State Tax Forms
All of the following Utah state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
||Can I efile this form?
||Individual Income Tax Return
||Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit
||Income Tax Prepayment
||Individual Income Tax Return Payment Coupon
||Income Tax Supplemental Schedule
||Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Schedule
||Credit for Tax Paid to Another State
Utah State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled
Utah State Tax Withholding Form
||The state doesn't have an equivalent form to Federal Form W-4. An employer should use the information on the federal withholding form for UT income tax withholding purposes.
Utah State Tax Refund Claim Form
||Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
UT Tax Extensions
||How to File
If you need more time to file your Utah state tax return, you do not need to file an extension form. You'll get an automatic 6-month extension to file your UT return.
The automatic extension to file your UT return is not an extension to pay any state taxes owed. You need to meet the prepayment requirements by April 18, 2018 to avoid a late payment penalty.
You may prepay through UT tax withholding (Form W-2, Form TC-675R, Form 1099-R, etc.); payments applied from previous year state tax refunds; tax credits and credit carryovers; or payments made by the deadline tax is due using Utah form TC-546, Individual Income Tax Prepayment Coupon, or online at taxexpress.utah.gov.
Interest is collected during the extension period on unpaid tax from the original tax return deadline until the tax is paid in full.
If you do not meet the prepayment requirements by the original tax return deadline, an extension penalty will be added. The penalty is assessed at 2% per month until the date the UT return is filed. To avoid the penalty, you must do one of the following by April 18, 2018:
- Prepay at least 90% of your 2017 taxes owed (reported on Form TC-40, line 27 plus line 30);
- Prepay at least 100% of your 2017 taxes owed (reported on Form TC-40, line 27 plus line 30); OR
- Prepay at least 90% of your 2017 taxes owed if you did not owe 2015 tax (or you are filing your first Utah return).
Automatic extension granted
Amended Utah state tax returns cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file an Utah tax amendment.
Important Reminder! If you need to file a Utah tax amendment, then you may also need to file a federal tax amendment.
2016 Tax Year Utah State Forms
Utah state tax forms for 2016 and other previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and filed online. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Utah State Tax Commission.
Where's My Refund? - Check Your Utah State Tax Refund Status
If you filed a UT state return on paper, it can take up to 90 days to process your state return and refund, depending on how and when it was filed. If you mailed it near April 15, your refund may take longer to process.
If you efiled your UT return, expect your refund within 14 to 21 days.
Check your Utah state tax return refund status online.
UT efile Error Codes
If your Utah state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.
View a list of all Utah State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.
Utah Tax Facts
UT Income Tax:
Utah collects a 5% flat income tax from all residents.
UT Sales Tax:
Utah has a 4.7% general sales tax rate. Sales tax on food and food ingredients is 3%. A 1% local sales tax is collected for uniform purchases. Counties and cities levy additional local sales taxes at various rates.
More information on Utah Sales Tax
UT Personal Property Tax:
Personal property taxes in Utah are assessed and collected at the local level.
The taxable value of a property is 100% of its fair market value; this does not include any exemptions that may be permitted. The Utah Constitution permits the Legislature to exempt up to 45% of the fair market value of primary residential property from property taxes.
Prior to May 22 of each year, county assessors ascertain the names of all property owners and assess the property based on its value on January 1 of each Tax Year.
In order to determine the value of a personal property, the Utah State Tax Commission provides a number of classification categories, which are used by all UT county assessors.
The Utah State Tax Commission Property Tax Division has four tax relief programs:
- Circuit Breaker for taxpayers age 65 or older
- Veterans exemption
- Blind exemption
- Indigent abatement/deferral
Utah has a "Sexually Explicit Business and Escort Service" tax valued at 10%. The tax is collected for the following transactions at the service or business:
The tax is added to any applicable sales tax charged, but it may not be imposed on any sales and use tax collected.
The revenue generated by the tax will be deposited into a special fund for various task forces and treatment programs that deal with sex offenders.