Utah sales tax rate increases take effect April 1, 2019
- Jan 25, 2019 | Gail Cole
Numerous sales tax rates in Utah will increase starting April 1, 2019.
State sales tax rate change
Voters in the Beehive State approved a statewide sales tax rate increase on November 6, 2018. Thus, the Utah state sales tax rate will increase from 4.7 to 4.85%, effective April 1, 2019.
Local sales tax rate changes
Several local sales tax rate changes will also take effect on April 1, 2019.
The following jurisdictions will impose a new 0.1% botanical, cultural, recreational, and zoological tax (listed with new total sales tax rate):
- Morgan County (6.05%), which also affects the rate in Morgan City (6.05%)
- Nephi (6.35%)
- Pleasant Grove (6.85%)
- Santaquin (6.85)
- Spanish Fork (6.85%)
Utah County, and all cities within the county, will impose a 0.25% county option sales and use tax to fund highways and public transit. The combined rate in Utah County and most cities in the county will increase to 7%. Sales tax rates for the following cities will jump to 7.1%:
- American Fork
- Cedar Hills
South Weber, Davis County, will impose an additional 1% transient room tax, bringing the total transient room tax rate to 5.57%.