Utah Tax Filling
Filing Your Utah State Taxes
It is tax season again! Figuring out and filing your tax forms can be intimidating – but there is help. Here you will find answers, forms and more that will make your paperwork easier, faster and less stressful. The information below will help you determine your residency status, find the correct forms you need and give you other information you want to get started.
State income tax returns for 2012 are due April 15.
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Utah Tax Forms
- Utah Form TC-40 - Utah Individual Resident Income Tax Return
- Utah Form TC-40B - Utah Individual Part-year or Non-resident Income Tax Return
- Utah Form TC-40S - Utah Credit for Taxes Paid To Another State
- Utah Form TC-40A - Utah Schedule A - Income Tax Supplemental Schedule
- Utah Form TC-804 - Utah Individual Income Tax Payment Agreement Request
- Utah Form TC-8453 - Individual Income Tax Declaration for Electronic Filing
- Utah Form TC-40 Packet - Utah Individual Income Tax Return Packet Containing Most Commonly Used Forms and Instructions.
Determine Your Residency Status
There are four groups of people who need to file some sort of tax form in Utah. Utah residents, part-year Utah residents, people who live in Utah but work in another state, people who live in another state and work in Utah and people who sold property in Utah that tax year.
Anyone whose domicile home was in Utah or lived in Utah for longer than 183 days is a Utah resident. If you filed a federal tax return as a Utah resident or if you paid income taxes to Utah and want a refund, then you will have to file a Utah resident tax return using Form TC-40. If you need more information on how to fill out Form TC-40 and file your Utah resident tax return, you can download the Utah 2012 Individual Income Tax TC-40 Forms & Instructions above.
Anyone who lived in Utah for only a portion of the year, or moved to or from Utah, is considered a part-year resident of Utah. If you filed a federal return and are a part-year Utah resident or if you want to request a refund for overpaid income taxes paid to Utah, you must file a part-year resident tax return. If you were a resident for even part of the year, Utah will tax you on any income you earned, even if it was earned out of state, for the period during which you were a Utah resident. You will also be taxed on income you earned in Utah while you were a nonresident. Use Form TC-40B to file a part-year resident tax return in Utah. If you need any additional information on how to fill out Form TC-40 and Form TC-40B, you can download the Utah 2012 Individual Income Tax TC-40 Forms & Instructions above.
Live in Utah, Work Out of State
Utah residents who work in another state are required to pay taxes on any income earned out of state. You may also be taxed by the other state, so to avoid dual taxation, Utah offers a credit on this income which you can apply for by filing Form TC-40S and attaching it to your Utah income tax return (Form TC-40). Make sure you include the income tax return from the other state.
Work in Utah, Live Out of State
You are not a resident if you lived in Utah for fewer than 183 days, your permanent residence was not in Utah and you did not live in Utah at any time during the year. If you filed a federal income tax return and included any income from Utah or if you want to request a refund on overpaid Utah income taxes, you must file a Utah nonresident tax return using Form TC-40B. If you need more information on how to file Form TC-40B, you can download the 2012 Individual Income Tax TC-40 Forms & Instructions above.
If you are a nonresident and you earned income from the sale of property in Utah, you declare that income by following the same instructions as nonresidents who work in Utah. See “Work in Utah, Live Out of State”.