Utah: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get an Utah Sales and Use Tax License
In Utah, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Utah for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get an Utah Sales and Use Tax License and be ready to do business immediately after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs an Utah Sales and Use Tax License?
Utah requires all businesses to register with multiple state department, as well as localities. All businesses with a nexus in Utah are required to collect and remit the Utah sales tax, which requires applying for a Utah Sales and Use Tax License. Utah states that nexus occurs when business that engages in "regular solicitation of a consumer market in Utah" maintains any kind of facilities, stock of goods, salespeople or personnel within the state.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Utah are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Utah.
How to get an Utah Sales and Use Tax License:
You can apply online through the Utah OneStop Business Registration (OSBR) portal, and will instantly get a temporary sales tax permit. You can also register by mail with Form TC-69, although this will take longer. You will receive your sales tax liscense in the mail after your application is processed.
In some cases, you may be required to post a surety bond before your application is approved (mainly if you or your business partners have a history of paying taxes late).
If you have any questions about how to register your business, you can contact the Utah Tax Commission at 801-297-2200 or 1-800-662-4335.
You need the following information to apply for an Utah Sales and Use Tax License:
The business entity type (Corporation; Limited Liability Company; Sole Proprietorship; etc.),
The proposed name of your business.,
Date the new business is going to start in Utah.,
Date of the first payroll in Utah.,
Names; addresses; phone numbers; FEIN's and SSN's or TIN's of proprietors; partners; corporate officers; LLC members and Registered Agent. Electronic signatures required.,
The business location(s).,
Brief description of the business activity.,
Name and telephone number of person submitting the registration.,
Forms of payment (Visa; MasterCard; electronic check).,
For Foreign Business Entities (Business entities located outside of Utah): You will need to provide a Certification of Good Standing/Existence from the State of Incorporation dated no earlier than ninety (90) days.
Utah Sales and Use Tax License Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for an Utah Sales and Use Tax License, and you will receive your permit immediately after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: Immediately
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Utah Sales and Use Tax License Now:
Get Your Utah Sales and Use Tax License Online
You can easily acquire your Utah Sales and Use Tax License online using the OneStop Business Registration System website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the State Tax Commission via the sales tax permit hotline (801) 530-4849 or by checking the permit info website .Apply Online Now with OneStop Business Registration System
Offline Utah Sales and Use Tax License Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Utah Sales and Use Tax License for your business offline using Form TC-69, the "State Business and Tax Registration". Form TC-69 can be downloaded from the State Tax Commission here .
Mail Completed Form TC-69 To:Utah State Tax Commission
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84134-3310
Alternately, you can fax Form TC-69 to the State Tax Commission at (801) 297-3573.
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Utah Sales and Use Tax License, learn how to collect and remit the Utah sales tax.
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