Many private companies provide software products or online services for completing and filing your tax return. Many of these companies are listed below. Remember that these are commercial services and these companies generally charge a fee. This list does not endorse any product or website, nor is it all-inclusive; it is only provided as a public service.
Please carefully read the information provided by the company before you begin the filing process. Your return will be processed at a different location than the Utah State Tax Commission. These companies do not have a contract with the Utah State Tax Commission. Further, the Utah State Tax Commission does not guarantee that a return prepared by these companies will be correct. You must get technical support for these products or websites from the individual companies.
When using a commercial software product or website, you either purchase a software product and install it on your computer, or you go to the provider's website. Then, using their product or service, you answer questions about your income, withholding, dependents, deductions, etc., and the software or website does the work for you.
After your return is completed, the service will give you the option of safely submitting your state and federal returns. With some of these, you can also choose to print the completed return and submit by paper. However, choosing the e-filing option is inexpensive and, in some cases, can be free, and ensures your return is sent quickly and efficiently. E-filing drastically reduces the time it takes to receive a refund.
The electronic filing service transmits your return information to the IRS. The IRS receives and processes the electronic file. You do not send a paper copy of your return to the IRS or the Utah State Tax Commission if you file electronically.
If you owe tax, you can still e-file early and pay your balance due by the due date. Various payment methods are described on this page.
Your refund can be electronically deposited in your bank or credit union account. Follow the instructions from the product or website to do this.
The IRS and the Utah State Tax Commission will acknowledge receiving your return within 48 hours of submission.
The following companies provide software products or websites for preparing and filing taxes: