Utah Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding Utah sales tax rules.


If you're selling goods in Utah and have a presence there, you're responsible for collecting, filing, and paying sales tax to the Utah State Tax Commission. Just getting started? We can help with our Guide to Utah Sales Tax. We'll help you understand how to set up and maintain sales tax compliance.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of Utah Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect Utah sales tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting Utah internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

Utah Sales Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit Utah sales tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in Utah such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

Registering to Collect Utah Sales Tax

You'll want to get started establishing Utah sales tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary sales tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in Utah.

Collecting Sales Tax in Utah

After you've registered your business with the Utah State Tax Commission, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as Utah sales tax exemptions, sales tax holidays, and determining state and local sales tax rates.

Filing Utah Sales Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the Utah State Tax Commission and collecting sales tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

Utah Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect Utah sales tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the Utah State Tax Commission.

Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, sales tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned Utah sales tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

Sales Tax on Utah Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in Utah. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.