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Utah Payroll Tax Compliance

Use this information to ensure compliance with state payroll tax regulations. Find details on tax forms, withholdings, unemployment and other tax, e-file and pay information, general state and agency information, and employer registration.

Agency Form Detail

Form ID Tax Code Form Name
Form 33H (Filing) UI Employer's Contribution Report
Effective Date
Form Name
Employer's Contribution Report
Filing Frequency
Quarterly
Filing Due Dates
Due on or before the last day of the month following the end of the Quarter. (April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31).
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
Yes
File Zero Liability Rules
Yes

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Print and Mail
E-file
Payment Methods-DIY
Check
E-pay

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic filing and/or payment submission to the agency.
or
Signature-ready form to be printed, signed, and mailed to tax agency.
Payment Methods
ACH Debit
or
Check
Form 33HA (Filing) UI Employer's Quarterly Wage List
Effective Date
Subform of
Form 33H
Form Name
Employer's Quarterly Wage List
Filing Frequency
Quarterly
Filing Due Dates
Filed with Form 33H when needed.
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
Yes
File Zero Liability Rules
Yes

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Print and Mail
E-file

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic filing submission to the agency.
or
Signature-ready form to be printed, signed, and mailed to tax agency.
Payment Methods
N/A
New Hire Report (Filing) UI New Hire Report
Effective Date
Form Name
New Hire Report
Filing Frequency
As required.
Filing Due Dates
Due within 20 days after the employee is hired, rehired or returns to work.
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
No
File Zero Liability Rules
No

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Print and Mail

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Signature-ready form to be printed, signed, and mailed to tax agency.
Payment Methods
N/A
TC-941PC (Payment) WH Payment Coupon for Utah Withholding Tax
Effective Date
Form Name
Payment Coupon for Utah Withholding Tax
Filing Frequency
Monthly
Quarterly
Annual
Filing Due Dates
Monthly: Due by the last day of the month following the close of the monthly period.

Quarterly: Due by the last day of the month following the end of the quarter

Annual: Due by January 31st of the following year
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
No
File Zero Liability Rules
No

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Print and Mail
Payment Methods-DIY
Check with Voucher

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic payment submission to the agency.
or
Signature-ready form to be printed, signed, and mailed to tax agency.
Payment Methods
ACH Credit
or
Check
State W2 (Filing) WH Wage and Tax Statement
Effective Date
Form Name
Wage and Tax Statement
Filing Frequency
Annual
Filing Due Dates
Due the last day in January following the year being filed.
W2's sent with Annual Filing?
No
File Zero Wages Rule
No
File Zero Liability Rules
No

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

Effective Date
Filing Methods-DIY
Create File and Upload

Send Methods Available in QuickBooks Online Payroll

Filing Methods
Electronic filing submission to the agency.
or
Worksheet to be used to assist with the filing submission to the agency.
Payment Methods
N/A

Agency contact information

Effective Date
Agency Name
Utah State Tax Commission
Vendor Payable Name
Utah State Tax Commission
Mailing Address
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84134-3310
Phone Numbers
Tax Commission
801-297-2200
800-662-4335
Support Email
taxmaster@utah.gov
Agency Website URL
http://tax.utah.gov/withholding

Agency Holidays

Effective Date
Agency Holidays
Federal Reserve Bank Holidays:
New Year’s Day - January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - January 20
Washington's Birthday - February 17
Memorial Day - May 25
Independence Day - July 3 (Observed)
Labor Day - September 7
Columbus Day - October 12
Veterans' Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - November 26
Christmas Day - December 25

State Observed Holidays:
Pioneer Day - July 24

Agency Account Number Formats (QuickBooks Desktop Payroll only)

Effective Date
Account Number Name
UT State Tax Commission Acct No.
QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)
99999999-999-WTH

Agency Withholding Details

Effective Date
WH Supported?
Yes
Supplemental Rate Detail
None

W4 Requirements

Effective Date
Can Use Federal W4?
Yes

Agency Tax Payment Details

Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Withholding

Verification Tracking

Last Verified Date
01-29-2019

Tax Payment Frequency Detail

Payment Frequency Payment Name
Annual UT Withholding
Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Withholding
Frequency
Annual
Liability Accrual Period
Calendar Year
Due Date
Due January 31 of the following year.
Threshold Requirement
If you report federal withholding taxes (and any social security and Medicare taxes) for household employees on federal Form 1040, Schedule H, or file federal Form 944, you can pay Utah withholding taxes for these same employees annually.
Quarterly UT Withholding
Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Withholding
Frequency
Quarterly
Liability Accrual Period
Calendar Quarter
Due Date
Due last day of the month following the end of the quarter.
Threshold Requirement
Average monthly withholding amount is less than $1,000
Monthly UT Withholding
Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Withholding
Frequency
Monthly
Liability Accrual Period
Calendar Month
Due Date
Due the last day of the following month
Threshold Requirement
Average monthly withholding greater than or equal to $1,000

Electronic Mandate Requirements

Effective Date
Employer Filing Requirements
WH: All employers must file electronically

W-2's: All employers are required file W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms electronically
Employer Payment Requirements
No mandate.

Agency contact information

Effective Date
Agency Name
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Vendor Payable Name
Utah Unemployment Compensation Fund
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 45288
140 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0288
Phone Numbers
Employer Accounts & Information
801-526-9235
Support Website URL
https://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/feedback/welcome.do
Agency Website URL
https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/employer/employerhome.aspx

Agency Holidays

Effective Date
Agency Holidays
Federal Reserve Bank Holidays:
New Year’s Day - January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - January 20
Washington's Birthday - February 17
Memorial Day - May 25
Independence Day - July 3 (Observed)
Labor Day - September 7
Columbus Day - October 12
Veterans' Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - November 26
Christmas Day - December 25

State Observed Holidays:
Pioneer Day - July 24

Agency Account Number Formats (QuickBooks Desktop Payroll only)

Effective Date
Account Number Name
UT Dept of Workforce Services Employer Registration No.
QuickBooks Employer Account Number Format(s)
Z 9-999999-9

Agency Tax Rate Detail

Effective Date
Fixed Dollar Amount
N/A
Minimum Rate
0.1%
Maximum Rate
7.1%
New Employer Rate
1.1%

Employer Wage Base

Effective Date
Wage Base Amount
$36,600.00

Employee Rates

Fixed Rate
N/A

Employee Wage Base

Wage Base Amount
N/A

Agency Tax Payment Details

Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Unemployment Insurance

Verification Tracking

Last Verified Date
03-19-2018

Tax Payment Frequency Detail

Payment Frequency Payment Name
Quarterly UT Unemployment Insurance
Effective Date
Tax Payment Name
UT Unemployment Insurance
Frequency
Quarterly
Liability Accrual Period
Calendar Quarter
Due Date
Due the last day of the month following the end of the quarter (April 30, July 31, October 31, January 31).
Threshold Requirement
NA

Electronic Mandate Requirements

Effective Date
Employer Filing Requirements
100% E file mandate effective July 1st 2019
Employer Payment Requirements
No mandate.

Electronic Form Requirement Detail

Form ID
Form 33H
Effective Date
Filing Enrollment Instructions
You do not need to enroll with Utah DWS in order to e-file through Quickbooks.
Payment Enrollment Instructions
You do not need to enroll with Utah DWS in order to e-pay through Quickbooks.
Login Requirements
No User ID, PIN or password required!
Additional Login Requirements
Not applicable.
Change Bank Account Instruction
You can select the bank account and the routing number to use when you make your e-payment. Make sure that the bank account and routing number that you want to use is set up correctly for e-pay.
Penalty & Interest Requirements
Yes. You can combine your penalty and liability payments
Paying Penalty & Interest
1) Open the Payroll Center.
2) In the Pay Scheduled Liabilities section, select the scheduled payment for which you want to make a penalty or interest payment.
3) Click View/Pay.
4) On the Payroll Liabilities tab, verify the liability payroll items and amounts, if you're combining the penalty payment with a liability payment.
5) Click the Expenses tab.
6) In the Account column, select the payroll expense account you want to apply to the penalty amount.
7) In the Amount column, enter the amount of the penalty.
8) Click Recalculate and verify the new amount.
9) Click E-pay and submit the e-payment.
Alternative Submission Process
File, pay and register directly on the Utah DWS Online Filing site.

Alternatively, you can print and mail your form and check.
Form 33HA
Effective Date
Filing Enrollment Instructions
You do not need to enroll with Utah DWS in order to e-file through Quickbooks.
Payment Enrollment Instructions
Not applicable.
Login Requirements
No User ID, PIN or password required!
Additional Login Requirements
Not applicable.
Alternative Submission Process
File, and register directly on the Utah DWS Online Filing site.

Alternatively, you can print and mail your form and check.

Withholding Tax

How does the agency prefer the employer to register?
Online
Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?
https://tax.utah.gov/business
Is there a registration fee?
Yes
What is the name of the form to use for registration?
UT On-line Business Registration - TAP
What is the link to the form for registration?
https://tap.tax.utah.gov/TaxExpress/_/#1
Additional information about the registration for this state.
Employer will receive an account number faster registering through TAP than OneStop Business Registration System

On the TAP homepage the employer should select "Register a Business (Tax Commission Only)" from the business section on the right side of the page.

Once the application through TAP is complete the employer should receive their account number in the mail in 15 business days.

Paper applications will take 4-6 weeks to issue an account number.

Unemployment Insurance Tax

How does the agency prefer the employer to register?
Online
Where can I find out more about the agency process for registration?
https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/Employer/Public/Osbr.aspx?homepage=1
Is there a registration fee?
No
What is the name of the form to use for registration?
UT On-line Business Registration
What is the link to the form for registration?
https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/Employer/Login.aspx?timeout=1
Additional information about the registration for this state.
Employer will receive an account number faster registering through the Utah Unemployment Website than OneStop Business Registration System. On the link above they will have both choices.

Online registration through the Utah Unemployment Insurance website will issue an account number immediately when the application is complete.

Paper registration forms not allowed after 6/30/2019

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