Utah Withholding Tax




What is Utah Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on the employee’s income.  The Utah state income tax is 5%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be the same as the state income tax.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Utah Dept of Revenue.

How much is Utah Withholding Tax?

Since Utah withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Utah state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Utah state income tax rate is 5%.  The withholding tax should be the same as state income tax rate.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Utah 2015 5% 5%

How to File Utah Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Utah Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Utah Withholding Tax Forms

Form Number Form Description
Form VA-4  Withholding Certificate (Uses IRS)
Form TC-941  Withholding Tax Return
Form TC-69 Withholding Tax Registration

How to Register for Utah Withholding Tax?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Utah Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Utah Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Utah Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Utah Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Utah Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Utah UT Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Utah Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Utah Tax Commission
Telephone 801-297-2200
Email taxmaster@utah.gov
Address Utah State Tax Commission
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City UT 84134-3310

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