Sales tax changes 1-1-2008

Effective 1-1-2008, the state portion of the sales tax rate will be reduced from 4.75% to 4.65%, and for Salt Lake County the mass transit portion of the sales tax rate will be increased from .25% to .30%. The net effect to the Salt Lake City sales tax rate is a reduction from 6.85% to 6.8%. For changes to the sales tax rates for other locations, see the Utah State Tax Commission sales tax table at:

http://tax.utah.gov/sales/rates/08q1combined.xls

Also effective 1-1-2008, the tax on food and food ingredients has been reduced to 3.0% statewide. For a reminder as to which food items qualify for this special rate, see:

http://tax.utah.gov/sales/food_rate.html

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