Utah Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Utah.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Utah that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate

4.850% The state has reduced rates for sales of certain types of items.

Range of Local Rates

1% – 7.5%

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax





1/1/2019see state notice





Amnesty Filing Dates

October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2013

Go to Utah Amnesty Page

All periods prior to date of amnesty application.


Business Sales and Seller’s Use Tax under SSTP Program if register under SSTP.


Waiver of all tax, penalty and interest.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Full Member


318 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

Last day of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

Utah Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: Prescription drugs, medical equipment, prosthetic devices, newspapers, textbooks, unassisted cleaning and washing services, database access


Entity types of exemptions: U.S. government agencies, state and local government agencies, religious and charitable organizations


Utah Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
State Tax Web Page

Utah State Tax Commission

Rate Look-Up Page

Utah Sales Tax Rate Look-Up

Registration Link

Register for Utah Sales Tax

History & Fun Facts

Utah enacted its sales tax in 1933.


Utah amended its sales and use tax laws in 2003 to conform with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.

  • There is a special Zoo, Arts & Park (ZAP) program in Salt Lake County that includes a sales tax that amounts to one penny of every $10 purchase.

Streaming Platform Subject to Tax in Utah Due to Use of Bundled Transactions

An Administrative Law Judge for the Utah State Tax Commission released an order on Utah Appeal case 22-1274 upholding the decision of the Utah State Tax Business Taxes and Discovery Division of the Utah State Tax Commission (the Division) to charge a streaming platform (the Taxpayer) sales and use tax on their offerings.

Utah Legislation Updates Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Regulations

A recently enacted Utah bill changes how motor vehicles involved in car-sharing platforms are taxed.

Utah to Impose Sales and Use Tax on Sales of Leased Personal Property Effective July 1, 2023

The Governor of Utah signed S.B. 14, a bill that was passed unanimously by the state Senate and House of Representatives, and which will impose the state\’s sales tax on charges for leases and rentals of personal property.

Streamlined Sales Tax Member States Submit New Certificates of Compliance and Update Tax Administration and Taxability Matrices for 2022

All Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement member states have now submitted their 2022 updated certificates of compliance, tax administration practice matrices, and updated library of definitions.

Utah Issues Guidance on Taxing Sales of Tangible Personal Property Attached to Real Property

In May 2022, the Utah State Tax Commission released a publication regarding the sales taxation of tangible personal property attached to real property, as well as guidelines on who must collect and pay the sales tax on those sales.

Utah Creates Sales Tax Exemption for Electrical Facilities

Utah created a sales and use tax exemption for charges related to the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, or replacement of “distribution electrical cooperative or a wholesale electrical cooperative” facilities.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Sellers May Be Contacted About Other Taxes Under New Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board Rule

Sellers registered through SSTP may be contacted about other taxes in the member states where they register with the SSTP.

Utah Repeals Legislation that Expanded Taxation to Specified Services, Repealed and Created Exemptions

Effective January 29, 2020, Utah enacted legislation that repeals previously enacted legislation, S.B. 2001, that included expansion of taxability to specified services, the elimination of sales tax exemptions, the creation of new sales tax exemptions, and more.

Utah Issues Guidance on Business Activities and Sales Tax Nexus

The Utah Tax Commission has issued guidance on how business activities can create sales tax nexus in Utah.

Utah Enacts Law for Marketplace Facilitators

Utah has enacted marketplace nexus legislation, effective October 1, 2019.

Items Purchased for Installation on Public Highways and Freeways Not Exempt in Utah

A subcontractor’s purchases of items for installation on Utah public freeways and highways were not exempt since the items did not remain personal property once they were installed but rather, became real property subject to Utah sales and use tax.

Utah to Increase State Sales Tax Rate

Utah will increase its state sales tax rate from 4.7 to 4.85% on April 1, 2019.

Utah Provides Guidance on Taxability of Sales of Electricity under Renewable Energy Contracts

Sales of electricity by a power company to a taxpayer in Ohio would be exempt as sales of electricity produced from a new alternative energy source built after January 1, 2016.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Utah Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation

On July 21, 2018, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed legislation containing economic nexus provisions which become effective January 1, 2019.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Multistate Tax Commission Updates Its Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) revised its Multijurisdictional Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate on January 22, 2018 to reflect two state changes.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.