Tax Rate Changes

  • Effective January 1, 2009, the statewide general sales tax rate will increase .05 percent, affecting rates throughout Utah. Go to http://tax.utah.gov/sales/rates.html to see the new combined rate for all localities. The new Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County general sales tax rate will be 6.85%.

  • Utah County will impose an airport, highway and public transit tax. The tax rates for all Utah County localities will increase .25%.
  • Other sales taxes such as the transient room tax and the tourism tax will not change.
  • Sales tax for food and food ingredients will not change and will stay at 3%.

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