Find more information about your Utah state income taxes below.
Where’s My Utah Tax Refund?
Check the status of your Utah refund using these resources.
Tax Refund Website: http://incometax.utah.gov/refunds/wheres-my-refund
Refund Status Phone Support: 1-801-297-2200
Outside SLC Area: 1-800-662-4335
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
General Tax Information: 1-800-662-4335
2017 State Tax Filing Deadline: April 17, 2018
Note: Refunds cannot be issued before March 1 if the state cannot verify your Form W-2s with your employers.
Utah Flat Tax Rate
The state of Utah operates under a flat tax filing rate. Regardless of filing status or income level, all taxpayers pay five percent state income tax on their earnings. A personal exemption is also available. That’s equal to 75 percent of the federal personal exemption.
No Available Utah Deductions
While the 5 percent tax rate may seem small compared to others, it’s important to note taxpayers are not allowed to itemize deductions or claim a standard deduction to reduce their taxable income. There are, however, a variety of tax credits available.
For instance, retired taxpayers can claim the Retirement Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable credit up to $450 for Single filers over the age of 65 ($900 for married filing jointly). If a taxpayer died during the year, the retirement credit can be claimed if the deceased taxpayer was age 65 or older on the date of death.
Taxpayers can also take advantage of the Taxpayer Tax Credit. That allows filers to claim a credit equal to six percent of the total deductions claimed on their federal returns. The credit does phase out at certain income levels.
Utah taxpayers can also claim the Low-Income Housing Credit as well as receive five percent of any amount contributed to a Utah Educational Savings Plan back as a credit.