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The facts on Utah’s Tax Climate

Utah's Individual Income Tax System
Utah's individual income tax system consists of a flat rate of 5%. That rate ranks 29th highest among states levying an individual income tax. Utah's state and local tax collections per person were $982 in 2013, which ranked 26th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Utah's Corporate Income Tax System
Utah's corporate income tax system consists of a flat rate of 5%. That rate ranks 39th highest among states levying a corporate income tax. Utah's state and local corporate income tax collections per person were $114 in 2013 which ranked 34th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Utah Sales and Excise Taxes
Utah levies a 5.95% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is below the national median of 5.95%.The average local sales tax rate is an additional 0.7%. Utah's state and local governments collect $873 per person in general sales taxes and $405 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $1,278, which ranks 37th highest nationally. Utah's gasoline tax stands at 29.41 cents per gallon, 24th highest nationally, while its cigarette tax stands at $1.70, 19th highest nationally.
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita

Utah Property Tax Collections Relatively Low
Utah's state and local governments collected  approximately $952 per person in property taxes in 2013, which ranks 37th nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 21st in Utah

Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans have finally earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2016, Utah taxpayers have to work until April 21st (30th earliest nationally) to pay their total tax bill.

Utah's State and Local Tax Burden Ranks 21st

Utah's 2012 tax burden of 9.6% ranks 21st highest in the nation, and is below the national average of 9.9%. Utah's taxpayers pay $3,556 per capita in state and local taxes.
Utah's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009

Utah's 2016 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 9th

Utah ranks 9th on the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes (5th), individual income taxes (12th), sales taxes (16th), unemployment insurance taxes (19th), and taxes on property (2nd), including residential and commercial property.
State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)

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