Utah Issues New Withholding Tables Effective May 1, 2018


In 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eliminating personal exemptions and increasing the standard deduction for individual income tax. The 2018 Utah Legislature passed HB 293, lowering the state individual income tax rate from 5 % to 4.95 % effective January 1, 2018.



Utah has revised the tables in Publication 14, Withholding Tax Guide, to reflect these changes. The tables are effective for pay periods starting May 1, 2018 and later.  Employers are not required to retroactively adjust withholding.  Utah recommends taxpayers use the new Utah state income tax estimator at incometax.utah.gov/paying/tax-estimator to see how their Utah income tax liability might change in 2018.



For questions regarding the new withholding tables or for general information, employers should contact the Utah State Tax Commission at (801) 297-2200, by email at taxmaster@utah.gov or view the agency’s website at https://tax.utah.gov/.




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This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.