Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 4.85% (plus 1.25% mandated local sales tax)
  • Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 4.2%
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 7.03%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level:
    • Unprepared Foods: 3%
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
  • Gasoline Tax: 55.55 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
  • Diesel Fuel Tax: 61.55 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)

Personal Income Tax

  • Personal Income Tax Rate: 4.65%
  • Standard deduction: 6% of the federal standard or itemized deduction amount
  • Personal Exemption Allowance: Dependents: $1,941, subject to phase-out.
  • Itemized Deductions Allowed?: Yes, subject to limitations.
  • Retirement Income
    • Social Security: Taxable to the extent included in federal Adjusted Gross Income. A new credit equal to 4.85% of Social Security benefits included in federal AGI. Phase-out begins at $45,000 for single filers and $75,000 for joint.*
    • IRAs: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
    • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income rates*
    • Private pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates*
    • Public Pensions: Taxable at ordinary income rates*
  • Military Pay 
    • Active Duty Pay: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
    • Military Retirement Pay: Exempt 
    • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
    • VA Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
Income Tax Comments: *Retirement income credit of $450 available if 65 and over, but phase-outs apply. Cannot claim both the $450 credit and new Social Security credit.


Property Tax

  • Local municipalities average .55% of the property's assessed value.
  • Calculation of assessed value: Fair market value
  • Relief programs for:
    • Owner-Occupied: Exemption of 45% of assessed value available. 
    • 66 and Older: If income less than $40,840, up to $1,259 tax credit; valuation reduction equal to tax on 20% of full market value available. Renters' program available.
    • 75 or over: May defer if meet certain requirements.
    • Disabled Veterans (at least 10%)/Surviving Spouses: Exemption up to $505,548 of assessed value based on percentage of service-linked disability.
    • Indigent and 65 or Over: Tax credit and deferral programs available.
    • Active Duty Armed Forces Property Tax Exemption: 100% exemption if outside state for certain period of time.
    • Blind: Exemption of $11,500 in assessed value.
  • Personal Property Tax: Exempt. 


Inheritance & Estate Taxes: None


Department of Revenue website: https://tax.utah.gov

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