On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Utah, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a Utah job in the are
  • Applied for a Utah school
  • Opened a Utah bank account in the state of Utah
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Utah?

In the map of Utah is pictured below there are a total of 29 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Beaver Box Elder Cache Carbon Daggett Davis Duchesne Emery Garfield Grand Iron Juab Kane Millard Morgan Piute Rich SaltLake San Juan Sanpete Sevier Summit Tooele Uintah Utah Wasatch Washington Wayne Weber
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 4.85% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 4.2% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Utah is 6.903%,
  • the highest is within the Summit County that consists of Park City and this equates to 9.05% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Piute, Wayne which includes cities like Junction, Kingston, Greenwich, Marysvale, Circleville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey, Bicknell, Teasdale, Hanksville and the sales tax in these areas total to 6.1%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Utah.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

 

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You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $300 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Park City, UT with the highest sales tax of 9.05% would mean that your $300 purchase would incur a $27.15 sales tax, taking the total amount to $327.15.

Whereas in Circleville, UT the sales tax is only 6.1% and a $300 purchase would equate to $18.3 tax, taking the total to $318.3.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Salt Lake City 7.75% 84101, 84102, 84103, 84104, 84105, 84106, 84108, 84110, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84114, 84116, 84125, 84126, 84127, 84132, 84133, 84134, 84138, 84139, 84143, 84148, 84150, 84152, 84158, 84180, 84190, 84199 144871
Ogden 7.25% 84201, 84401, 84402, 84403, 84404, 84407, 84408, 84409, 84412, 84415 97319
West Jordan 7.25% 84081, 84084, 84088 89081
Sandy 7.25% 84070, 84090, 84091, 84092, 84093, 84094 88096
Orem 7.25% 84057, 84058, 84059, 84097 67574
Provo 7.25% 84601, 84602, 84603, 84604, 84605, 84606 65360
Saint George 6.75% 84770, 84771, 84790, 84791 56327
Layton 7.25% 84040, 84041 53498
Clearfield 7.25% 84015, 84016, 84089 47611
Logan 7.00% 84321, 84322, 84323, 84341 43222
South Jordan 7.25% 84095 39612
Bountiful 7.25% 84010, 84011 36188
Lehi 7.15% 84043 34837
Tooele 7.00% 84074 33037
American Fork 7.25% 84003 31217
Roy 7.25% 84067 30456
Pleasant Grove 7.25% 84062 30358
Draper 7.25% 84020 29089
Riverton 7.25% 84065 28981
Cedar City 6.20% 84720, 84721 27341
Spanish Fork 7.25% 84660 26963
Kaysville 7.15% 84037 26068
Park City 9.05% 84060, 84068, 84098 24948
Midvale 7.25% 84047 24947
Herriman 7.25% 84096 22274
Springville 7.15% 84663 22010
Magna 7.25% 84044 20906
Brigham City 6.65% 84302 18927
Syracuse 7.25% 84075 18186
Payson 7.25% 84651 17332
Farmington 7.25% 84025 13580
Washington 6.75% 84780 13546
Eagle Mountain 7.15% 84005 13404
Heber City 6.40% 84032 13213
Centerville 7.25% 84014 13142
North Salt Lake 7.25% 84054 12482
Woods Cross 7.25% 84087 11264
Vernal 6.95% 84079 10574
Saratoga Springs 7.15% 84045 10503
Hurricane 6.75% 84737 10249
Price 6.75% 84501 10223
Tremonton 6.10% 84337 8749
Smithfield 7.00% 84335 8714
Roosevelt 6.75% 84066 8673
Moab 8.85% 84532 7719
Lindon 7.25% 84042 7404
Morgan 6.20% 84050 7401
Alpine 7.15% 84004 7291
Grantsville 6.90% 84029 7277
Santaquin 7.25% 84655 7277

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Utah?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Utah, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Utah Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Utah sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Utah Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Utah sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Utah, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Utah depending on where you operate out of.