Utah State Tax
Utah Income Tax
Taxes are paid in different ways. Income tax are filed voluntarily or withheld automatically from our wages, while sales tax is paid each the same time we purchase various personal properties and services. We may not notice, but we pay taxes for almost everything acquired commercially. Like other states, Utah levy several types of taxes including income tax, corporate tax, sales tax, motor and fuel tax, cigarette and tobacco tax, and property tax, among others.
Personal income tax rate in Utah is fixed at 5%, independent of filing status. Residents, part-time residents and non-residents are required to file state income tax for earnings generated in the state. As residents who work in other states do not need to pay income tax for earnings they made outside the Utah.
Both the state and local governments impose sales tax in Utah. Combined state and local sales taxes can reach a maximum rate of 8.35% depending on which county or city you are in. There are over 300 special sales tax jurisdictions that impose special taxes all over Utah. For instance, Salt Lake levy 16.35% special sales tax rates on vehicle rentals. Unlike most states, Utah does not exempt groceries and prescription drugs from sales tax.
Real estate, lands, and personal properties in Utah are subject property tax under the Utah tax law. Unlike income and sales taxes, there is no fixed property tax rate determined by the state. Property tax rate varies depending on where you live. Property tax revenues do not go to the state government, but to the county, city, or town where the property is located.