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Utah Tax Commission Extended Hours

Friday, January 29, 2016  
Posted by: Braden Thompson
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The UACPA received a press release from the Utah State Tax Commission today regarding extended hours for filing. For your information, the details are below. 

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January 29, 2016 

Contact: Charlie Roberts (801 556-6318, 801 297-3910, charlie@utah.gov)

Tax Commission extends hours this weekend to help employers meet new filing deadline

The Utah State Tax Commission will extend customer service hours this weekend to help employers meet a new state-mandated deadline to electronically file withholding documents.

Customer service representatives will be available by phone this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 801 297-3996 to assist Utah employers.

Tax Commission phone lines will also be open Monday from 5 p.m. until midnight for employers.

The new state law requires all Utah employers to electronically file their annual withholding reconciliations, including W-2 and 1099R forms by February 1.

The law directly impacts about 60,000 of Utah’s 80,000 employers who previously did not file withholding documents electronically.

“The law protects citizens by checking return accuracy and validating refunds,” said Charlie Roberts, Tax Commission spokesman. 

The new law prohibits the Tax Commission from issuing income tax refunds before March 1, unless both the employer and the employee have filed all required returns and forms.

During the past several months the Tax Commission has notified all impacted employers by mail, in business workshops, updating its website, training tax practitioners and directly contacting payroll companies, large employers and associations.


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