Utah Income Tax Calculator
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This includes freelancers and business owners

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Utah state income tax


FICA tax


Self Employment tax


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Marginal and average tax rate

Average tax rate is the effective tax rate that you incur on your income. If your income is $100 with 20% average tax rate and 30% marginal tax rate, you pay $20 in taxes.

Average tax rate is the effective tax rate that you incur on your income. If your income marginal tax rate is the tax rate on the last dollar that you earned. If your income is $100 with 20% average tax rate and 30% marginal tax rate and if you get 1 dollar bonus, you pay 30% tax on that bonus.

Average tax rates measure tax burden, while marginal tax rates measure the impact of taxes on incentives to earn, save, invest, or spend.

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Summary section

  • If you make $ a year living in the region of Utah, USA, you will be taxed $. That means that your net pay will be $ per year, or $0 per month. Your average tax rate is undefined% and your marginal tax rate is undefined%.
  • This marginal tax rate means that your immediate additional income will be taxed at this rate. For instance, an increase of $100 in your salary will be taxed $36.13, hence, your net pay will only increase by $63.87.
How we calculate your income tax

Taxes for freelancers vs W-2 employee

The tax system in the US works on a pay-as-you-go basis, so the IRS collects income taxes throughout the year via payroll. Ideally, if you are a W-2 employee, you automatically get your taxes withheld by your employer. However, as a freelancer, taxes aren’t a cakewalk. They have to pay a bit extra in “self-employment tax” to contribute to Social Security and Medicare.

CPA advice for freelancers

If you’re a W-2 employee then most likely, your taxes are already being withheld for you by your employer and you typically get a tax refund. Freelancers, self-employed individuals, and business owners have to handle their own taxes including the quarterly estimated tax payments.

Sounds complicated?

FlyFin can help ease your burden.

With FlyFin you can stay on top of your taxes by paying your quarterly estimated obligations and tracking your business expenses. The A.I. calculates your taxes based on several inputs (your profession & income) and detects all possible deductions which ensures an accurate tax amount.

Tax burden for freelancers vs w2 employees

W2 employees


Freelancers using FlyFin

W2 employees


Freelancers using FlyFin

Income Taxes in Utah

Taxes vary greatly by state, and each state has its own tax rules and regulations. Taxes are an important factor in determining how much money you get to pocket on the income you earn. The state has a flat tax rate of 4.85%.

Tax Facts

Different Types of State Taxes

Tax Rates for Utah

State income tax


Sales Tax

6.10% to 9.05%

Property tax

0.52% of the property’s value

Estate Tax


Tobacco tax

$1.70 per pack

Gasoline tax

$0.364 per gallon

Diesel tax

$0.364 per gallon

Who files income taxes in Utah?

In Utah, the amount of time you spend living in the state determines the type of resident category you fall into. You will need to file a Utah state income tax return if you meet at least one of the requirements: Full-time resident: You’re a legal resident and spent the year as a resident, even if you left for a short period of time Part-time resident: A part of the tax year was spent as a resident. Non-resident: You don’t live in the state but earn Utah-source income, or you won a lottery from the state. Corporate entities: Any company that is based in Utah or makes a significant income from the state.

Taxes in Utah

Income tax rates are relatively moderate in Utah. The tax rates do not apply to actual income, but the adjusted gross income or the income after all applicable deductions and exemptions have been subtracted. The flat tax rate of 4.85% applies to any taxpayer making any amount of income in the state.

Tax brackets for Utah

A flat tax rate means that there are no specific tax brckets in Utah, you just pay 4.85% in state taxes on whateever you make working in the state.

Property taxes in Utah

Owning a property comes with the responsibility of paying property taxes. Property taxes cover costs related to local school districts, police, fire department, parks, sewage systems and the upkeep of roads. In Utah you’ll have to pay 0.52% of a property’s value as property tax.

Sales taxes in Utah

Utah charges a state-wise tax rate of 6.10%, to 9.05%. The district or county tax rates in Utah are added and that's why the rate is always floating.

Other taxes in Utah

There are a number of other taxes that a state can charge and Utah is no different. The state charges taxes on inheritance, tobacco, gasoline and alcohol. The taxes and tax rates vary by state.

Estate taxes in Utah

The state of Utah has has no estate tax, and you don't have to pay any taxes on inheritance.

Tobacco taxes in Utah

The tobacco tax is levied in most states to discourage the number of people buying cigarettes. In Utah, the tax rate is $1.70 per pack of 20 cigarettes. Cigars are taxed at 8.5 cents per cigar on wholesalers’ cost. The tax rates for chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco are taxed 86% on the wholeseller's cost.

Gasoline taxes in Utah

Utah’s gasoline and diesel taxes are $0.364 per gallon for gasoline and $0.364 per gallon for diesel.

Alcohol taxes in Utah

There are taxes levied on alcohol in an effort for states to raise capital and encourage individuals to lower their overall consumption. In Utah, alcohol tax for beer is at $0.41 per gallon, tax for wine is $0.00 per gallon and distilled spirits are taxed at $0.00 per gallon. This is because the alcohol taxes are state-contolled in Utah.

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