Completing Your Return

Signature

You must sign your return. If filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign. Not signing the return will delay your refund.

Signature for Deceased

If your spouse died in 2023 or 2024 before filing your return and you are filing a joint return, write “DECEASED” in the signature block for your spouse. Also see Deceased Taxpayer Information. If you are not a surviving spouse and are claiming a refund for the deceased taxpayer, sign the return and attach form TC-131.

Paid Preparer Requirements

A paid preparer must enter his or her name, address, and PTIN in the section below the taxpayer’s signature.

Preparer Electronic Filing Requirements

UC §59-10-514.1

If a preparer (or two or more preparers affiliated together in the same establishment) prepared over 100 returns in a prior calendar year, the preparer(s) must submit all of their Utah individual income tax returns electronically. Exceptions apply for taxpayers who choose not to file electronically and for undue hardship on the preparer in conforming to this provision (see form TC-831).

Preparer Penalties

UC §§59-1-401(11)-(12)

The person who prepares, presents, procures, advises, aids, assists, or counsels another on a return, affidavit, claim, or similar document administered by the Tax Commission, and who knows or has reason to believe it may understate a tax, fee or charge, is subject to both a civil penalty ($500 per document) and criminal penalties (second degree felony with a fine from $1,500 to $25,000).

IRS Information

All information on your return is compared to information filed with the IRS.

See this page for paper return information.