Restaurants with Grocery Food Sales

In Utah, sales of prepared food for immediate consumption are subject to the full sales tax rate in the jurisdiction where the sale occurs. Sales of grocery food (unprepared food and food ingredients) are subject to a lower 3 percent rate throughout Utah.

Restaurants that sell grocery food in addition to prepared food may collect the lower 3 percent tax on their grocery food sales, but ONLY IF those items are listed separately on the receipt or invoice. Report and pay sales tax electronically on Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) at, using the template for form TC-62M, Sales and Use Tax Return.

Restaurants must also collect a 1 percent restaurant tax on all food and beverage sales. The restaurant tax applies to all food sales, both prepared food and grocery food. Bars and taverns in Utah are also subject to restaurant tax on food sales and beverages (including beer and liquor). Report and pay this tax using form TC-62F, Restaurant Tax Return.

See Utah Code §§59-12-602(5) and 59-12-603(1)(a)(ii), Pub 55 (Sales Tax Information for Restaurants) and Pub 25 (Sales and Use Tax General Information).

Please note . . .

TAP Scheduled Upgrade

Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) will be upgraded Friday, December 11 at 5:00pm through Monday, December 14 at 7:00am. TAP will be unavailable during this time.

Please note . . .

TC-69 Form Usually Requires Additional Schedules

When submitting a TC-69 paper form, you MUST also include the appropriate schedule(s). If you do not include the correct schedule(s), your business registration will be delayed.

Note: To save time and ensure all needed schedules are included, you can apply for a tax account online.

Effective: June 1, 2024 – To improve efficiency, we are moving all Utah State Business and Tax Registrations (TC-69 and related schedules) online.

Please note . . .

Sales tax filing is changing

All Utah sales and use tax returns and other sales-related tax returns must be filed electronically, beginning with returns due Nov. 2, 2020. File electronically using Taxpayer Access Point at

This includes:

  • Third quarter, July-Sept 2020 (quarterly filers)
  • September 2020 (monthly filers)
  • Jan – Dec 2020 (annual filers)
  • All related schedules

You can continue to the PDF form below, or go to TAP to register and begin filing electronically now—no need to wait until the deadline!