Utah State Tax Guide

Utah state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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Utah state tax: Overview

Utah has a flat-rate income tax system. But retirees can get stung by the Beehive State's income tax, since Utah is one of 11 states that tax Social Security benefits.

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ProductTax Amount
Gasoline$0.365 per gallon
Diesel$0.365 per gallon
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ProductTax Amount
Cigarettes$1.70 per pack of 20
Snuff$1.83 per ounce
Other Tobacco Products86% of manufacturer's selling price
Vapor Products56% of manufacturer's selling price
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Beer$0.41 per gallon
Wine$0 per gallon. (According to the Sales Tax Handbook, Utah's sales tax rate applies to the purchase of wine.)

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.

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