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Why incorporate in Utah?

Business Information & Rankings

  • Utah ranked 8th on the 2004 Digital State Survey (Center for Digital Government)
  • Utah ranked 5th on the U.S. Index for Economic Freedom (Pacific Research Institute, 2004).
  • Utah ranked 2nd in the nation for higher education spending. (Sourcebook 2003)
  • Of the hundreds of known economic minerals, 75 are found in Utah, and 14 have helped make Utah a major mineral producer on the national and world scale. (UMA website)

Cost of living

For St. George, UT (2005)Index Score
Misc. Goods & Services:105.5

Crime Rate

Utah has the 31st lowest overall crime ranking in the U.S. (FBI, 2004)

Fees & Taxes

Business Inventory Tax

Corporate Income Tax
Utah’s corporate tax structure consists of a flat rate of 5% on all corporate income.

Personal Income Tax
Utah’s personal income tax system consists of six brackets with top rate of 7.0% starting at an income level of $4,313.

Personal Property Tax
Property taxes are assessed and collected locally. Utah does not charge intangible property taxes.

State Sales and Use Tax
Base Rate: 4.75%
Machinery Rate: none

Utah provides an exemption for sales or leases of machinery and equipment purchased or leased by a manufacturer for use in new or expanding operations in any manufacturing facility in Utah.

Unemployment Insurance
Utah charges new employers the average industry rate for 1 year.