Frequently Asked Questions

About the University of Utah

Legal Status:

As a state institution of higher education, the University is a body politic and corporate of the State of Utah with perpetual succession and with all rights, immunities, and franchises necessary to function as such.

Yes. University of Utah Health Care, which includes University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, University of Utah Health Plans, and University of Utah Medical Group, is part of the University.

ARUP Laboratories is a nonprofit enterprise of the University.

University Taxpayer I.D. Number:

The University has more than one taxpayer ID number. The general number is 87-6000525. Please see the University’s Form W-9 at http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/download/Tax/W9.pdf. For other numbers, such as those used for the University’s health care operations, please contact University Tax Services in 411 Park Building at (801) 581-3428.

Business License or Registration:

No. The University is not required to have a business license or register with the Department of Commerce because the University is a state institution of higher education. State institutions of higher education are bodies politic and corporate of the State of Utah with perpetual succession and with all rights, immunities, and franchises necessary to function as such.