Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Utah. Registration is best completed online via the Utah Taxpayer Access Point website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Utah?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need to register for a sales tax permit in Utah if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Utah?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Utah, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available in Utah
Utah offers one type of sales tax permit, a sales and use tax license. There currently is no charge to apply for a Utah sales tax permit.
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
Where to Register for a Utah Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a sales tax permit in Utah, either by paper application or via the online website. We recommend submitting the application via the online website as it will generally be processed faster and you will receive a confirmation upon submission. Having a submission confirmation will help in the event that your application is not processed on-time, or in the event that it is not processed at all (which unfortunately can happen every now and again).
Online Application Location: The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Utah is on their website here.
Paper application: https://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-69.pdf
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Utah
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Utah directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Utah State Tax Commission if you have questions: You can contact the Utah State Tax Commission by calling 800-662-4335.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Utah
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of Utah
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Utah
- A completed TC-51, Utah Nexus Questionnaire https://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-51.pdf
To get started, choose the link titled “Apply for a New Tax Account (TC-69)” on the website.
Follow the prompts to apply for your sales and use tax license with Utah. Note, you will not be able to complete and submit the permit application until you attach your TC-51, the Utah Nexus Questionnaire.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Utah?
You will receive your sales and use tax license from Utah in the mail within 7-14 business days. You will likely receive three letters from Utah. The first one will be a welcome letter from Utah that has your account information on it. The next letter will be your sales and use tax license. Last, a couple of days later, you will receive your Utah PIN number. You will need the PIN number to create and access your online account.
Once you receive the above information, you will be able to create an online ID at Utah’s Taxpayer Access Point here. Select “Log in/Create a TAP login.” Follow the prompts to create your online ID. Once you have finished, you can log back into the account with the authorization code that was emailed to you.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Disclaimer: Nothing on this page should be considered tax or legal advice. Information provided on this page is general in nature and is provided without warranty.