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Revised January 1, 2008

TaxExpress – Online Filing System

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Note: TaxExpress will be available beginning January 13, 2008

Who can use TaxExpress?

TaxExpress is designed for the most frequent tax situations. You can use TaxExpress if ALL the following statements are true:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income is $100,000 or less;
  • You were a Utah resident for the entire year;
  • You claim the federal standard deduction (you're not itemizing deductions);
  • You do not claim any Utah tax credits, such as At Home Parent credit;
  • You do not claim other deductions from income;
  • You are not filing an amended Utah return;
  • You have ten (10) or fewer W-2 and/or 1099 forms showing Utah income and withholding. (If you have out-of-state withholding, you cannot use TaxExpress.)
  • You do not claim a credit for taxes paid to another state;
  • You filed a 2006 Utah resident return.

TaxExpress may not be your best filing option if:

  • You (or your spouse) were a nonresident or a part-year Utah resident;
  • You (or your spouse) are under age 65 and qualify for the Retirement Income Deduction; or

Using TaxExpress in these cases may cause you to have a higher tax liability.

What is TaxExpress?

TaxExpress is one of the easiest ways to file your Utah income tax return. For several years, Utah taxpayers have enjoyed the convenience of filing from home and at their convenience – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

TaxExpress is absolutely free to use. By following a few simple instructions, TaxExpress does all the calculations and prints you a file copy of your return. With TaxExpress on the Internet, Utah taxpayers are enjoying the ease and convenience of filing using their personal computers.

Refunds through the TaxExpress system are generally faster than filing paper returns. Refunds usually arrive in days, rather than weeks. And, if you desire, you can have your refund deposited directly into your bank or credit union savings or checking account.

But, TaxExpress isn't just for refund returns. You can use TaxExpress even if you owe taxes. Just choose the payment method that works best for you.

And, you do not need to send in your return or your W-2s – just keep them for your records.

What's New for 2007?

Click here to for information that might affect your income tax.

How do I use TaxExpress?

TaxExpress is easy to use. A series of interactive prompts asks you for information from your completed federal return and withholding forms (W-2s and 1099s). TaxExpress then calculates your Utah tax for you.

"Instruction" buttons on each screen guide you through every step with useful tips and information.

If you don't have a computer or don't have the Internet, you may still be able to file using TaxExpress. Many public libraries and civic centers have computers available for public use. TaxExpress is safe and secure, no matter how you access it.

Follow the steps below to complete your return quickly and easily with TaxExpress:

  1. Complete your 2007 federal income tax return before beginning TaxExpress. Information on your federal return is used to complete your Utah return.
  2. Have your 2006 Utah income tax return available. You will be asked to enter the federal adjusted gross income shown on last year's Utah return. If you did not file a Utah return last year, you cannot use TaxExpress.
  3. Have your W-2s from all employers and 1099 forms available.
  4. Access TaxExpress at taxexpress.utah.gov beginning January 13, 2008.
  5. When you are finished, print a copy of your return to keep with your records.

Do not send a copy of this return to the Tax Commission.

What if I owe taxes?

TaxExpress isn't just for refund returns. You can use TaxExpress even if you owe taxes. Just choose the payment method that works best for you:

  1. Use your credit card (only American Express, Mastercard and Discover are accepted) or an electronic check to pay with PaymentExpress, our electronic payment portal; or
  2. Mail your payment with a coupon printed from TaxExpress.

 

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