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Important Changes Related to COVID-19

Changes due to COVID-19The Tax Commission is making temporary changes to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are doing everything possible to address the tax and motor vehicle needs of the public during this epidemic. Return to this website as needed for updates.


Tax Filing and Payment Information

State Income Taxes: By Utah statute, individuals have the same deadline to file and pay their 2019 taxes as the IRS, which is July 15, 2020. Additionally, interest and penalties are waived for late-filed 2019 tax returns and payments of corporations and pass-through entities such as LLCs.  To receive this adjustment, these returns and payments must be filed no later than July 15, 2020. The deadline for submitting sales taxes has not changed, as this may first require legislative action. See this news release for full information.

Federal Income Taxes: The IRS has automatically extended the deadline for 2019 individual and corporate returns and payments to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. See this news release on the IRS website regarding the federal extension.

State Sales and Related Taxes: The Utah State Tax Commission has been approached by a number of merchants who collect sales tax, with concerns about the ability to file returns and remit the sales tax on time at the end of this month due to the impacts of COVID-19. In this regard, we have been asked by legislative leadership, with concurrence of the Governor’s office, to defer any action on addressing COVID-19 impacts on sales tax until after the legislature can meet in special session later this month.

Limitations for In-Person Office Visits

Taxpayer Services counters in our Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and Hurricane offices are open for limited services as of May 26, 2020. We encourage you to only visit these offices for services that cannot be completed online at tap.utah.gov, or by telephone at 801-297-2200 or 800-662-4335. Services that cannot be completed online include immediate release of a tax lien and verification of residency status. We’ve improved each of these offices to help protect employees and visitors, but recommend wearing a facemask when visiting. Social distancing must be observed in all offices.

Tax Assistance

Due Date: See the information above regarding this.

Telephone/Email Assistance

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 801-297-2200 or 800-662-4335
Email: taxmaster@utah.gov or tapsupport@utah.gov

In-Person Assistance: See the information above regarding this.

Online Services: For the most efficient tax and motor vehicle service, please use online services.

Tax issues: Taxpayer Access Point (TAP)
New business registration (tax licenses): OneStop Business Registration
Motor vehicle issues: Motor Vehicle Portal (MVP)
Vehicle registration renewal: RenewalExpress

Appeals Hearings and Conferences

The Tax Commission will hold all appeal events scheduled through the end of August 2020 via teleconference only. We will not accomodate individuals appearing in person during this time period. If you have questions on how to proceed with a telephone hearing please call 801 297-2282. To appear by telephone, call 15 minutes prior to the event at 801 297-2282 for further instructions.

Federal Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Checks)

If you have questions regarding your federal economic impact payments from the IRS, please go to irs.gov for information. These payments are from the federal government, not the State of Utah.