Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State discontinues mailing income tax forms

The Utah State Tax Commission will no longer print and mail individual booklets and forms for individual income tax returns.
Because so many taxpayers choose electronic filing, taxpayers will not be receiving print booklets and forms in the mail. Last year, 77 percent filed state income taxes online.
All forms and publications are available online at incometax.utah.gov.
The Tax Commission encourages people to file and pay taxes through our free online service at taxexpress.utah.gov.
Electronic filing is the fastest way to receive refunds and ensure accurate tax returns. Payments up to 130 days may also be scheduled.
In order to file state individual income tax returns, you will need the following:
- Copy of your federal tax return
- All applicable W-2, 1099, K-1 and TC-675R forms with Utah withholding information
- Tax deduction and credit documents
For those using Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) for the first time, you will need your Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) and federal adjusted gross income from the previous year's return.
Users will create a user name and password to use each time you log in. Tutorials are available online.
In addition to taxexpress.utah.gov, taxpayers may also file state income taxes through a tax preparer or using commercial filing software.