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Utah - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 26, 2018 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Beaver County 1,151 1,352 1,425 1,589 1,615
Box Elder County 1,288 1,513 1,594 1,777 1,806
Cache County 1,338 1,572 1,656 1,846 1,876
Carbon County 1,081 1,270 1,338 1,492 1,516
Daggett County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Davis County 1,508 1,771 1,866 2,081 2,114
Duchesne County 1,298 1,525 1,607 1,792 1,821
Emery County 1,100 1,292 1,361 1,518 1,542
Garfield County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Grand County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Iron County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Juab County 1,226 1,440 1,517 1,691 1,719
Kane County 1,201 1,411 1,487 1,658 1,685
Millard County 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Morgan County 1,769 2,077 2,189 2,441 2,480
Piute County 935 1,098 1,157 1,290 1,311
Rich County 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Salt Lake County 1,538 1,806 1,903 2,122 2,156
San Juan County 1,227 1,442 1,519 1,694 1,721
Sanpete County 1,249 1,467 1,546 1,724 1,752
Sevier County 1,134 1,331 1,403 1,564 1,590
Summit County 2,085 2,448 2,580 2,877 2,923
Tooele County 1,374 1,613 1,700 1,896 1,926
Uintah County 1,353 1,590 1,675 1,868 1,898
Utah County 1,519 1,784 1,880 2,096 2,130
Wasatch County 1,711 2,009 2,117 2,360 2,399
Washington County 1,399 1,644 1,732 1,931 1,962
Wayne County 1,176 1,382 1,456 1,623 1,650
Weber County 1,336 1,569 1,653 1,843 1,873

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