Utah automatically provides an extension of six months (to October 15th) to file your Utah return. There is no form needed to obtain this extension.
The Utah extension is an extension to file your tax return, not an extension to pay your taxes. To avoid late payment taxes you must meet the prepayment requirements below on or before April 15th.
Utah statute does not provide for any extra extension periods such as for taxpayers overseas, in disaster areas, or in military service. To avoid penalties you must meet the prepayment requirements below on or before April 15th. If you filed your return during a federal extension period that did not have a matching Utah extension period, you may qualify for relief of Utah penalties. See Publication 17, Utah Waivers for details.
Utah provides an automatic extension to file income tax returns, but this is not an extension on the time to pay taxes. Individuals filing a Utah income tax return during the extension period of April 16th through October 15th are required to pay their taxes on or before April 15th to avoid late payment penalties. To avoid a late payment penalty, you must do ONE of the following by April 15th:
- Prepay at least 90% of your current year tax liability
- Prepay at least 100% of your prior year tax
- Prepay at least 90% of the current year tax due if you did not have to file a Utah return in the prior year, or had zero Utah tax liability in the prior year, or this is your first year filing a Utah return.
Please see utah.gov for more information.