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Filing Status

Instructions

Enter the code that matches the filing status of your federal return (refer to the following lines on your federal return):

  • Federal return 1040
    • Use the Utah filing status that matches the filing status checked on the top of your 1040 federal return.
  • Federal return 1040NR
    • If you are a qualifying widow(er) that marked box 6 on your 1040NR federal return enter a filing status of “5” Qualifying widower on your Utah return.
    • All other taxpayers enter a filing status of “1” Single on your Utah return regardless of your marital status.
  • Federal return 1040NR-EZ
    • Enter a filing status of “1” Single on your Utah return regardless of your marital status.

Filing Status Codes

  1. Single
  2. Married filing jointly
  3. Married filing separately
  4. Head of household
  5. Qualifying widow(er)

Married Couples Where One Spouse is a Utah Resident

An individual filing a married-filing-joint return with someone who is a Utah resident is also considered to be a Utah resident.

For more information, see Pub 57, Military Personnel Instructions or other sub-sections in the menu at left.

Same-sex Married Couples

Same-sex marriages are valid in Utah and legally married same-sex couples must file their Utah returns using the same filing status as on their federal returns.