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Utah is an origin-based state (sales are taxed where the seller is located).
Businesses can file online using Utah’s Taxpayer Access Point.
The general state sales tax rate is 4.7%. In addition, various local rates apply. Total combined rates in the state range from 5.95% to 8.6%. Find rates by location.
For a fast and accurate sales tax rate lookup by zip code, use our up-to-date calculator below.
Look up your Utah sales tax rate:
Grocery-type food items are taxed at a reduced rate of 3%, while prepared foods are generally taxed at the full rate.
Business activities that establish a minimum tax presence in the state include:
A business presence may also be established in some cases by entering into a business relationship with another business or individual who resides in the state.
Economic nexus in Utah:
Find out more about nexus in Utah.
Your filing schedule is based on the previous year’s tax liability, as follows:
You can apply for a sales tax license at Utah’s OneStop Business Registration. You’ll receive a temporary license number after completing your online application.
You may also apply using Form TC-69, Utah State Business and Tax Registration.
You’ll receive your sales tax license by mail.
Interest is charged at the federal short-term rate. Penalties also apply, and the state publishes a detailed explanation of penalties.
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