Frequently Asked Questions
"Event" is a defined term in the TTA at Utah Code § 13-56-102(2):
"(2) "Event" means a single, specific occurrence of one of the following, that takes place at a venue:
- a concert;
- a game;
- a performance;
- a show; or
- an occasion similar to the occasions described in Subsections (2)(a) through (d)."
For example, a venue is hosting a play, which has two performances per day for a week. That would be fourteen (14) separate "events" under the TTA.
"Restricted ticket" is a defined term in the TTA at Utah Code §13-56-102(4):
"(4) “Restricted ticket” means a ticket to an event that is subject to a restriction that prohibits the purchaser from reselling or otherwise transferring the ticket by any lawful method."
Notice that this definition focuses on restrictions on a ticket's transferability and not other types of potential restrictions.
"Transferrable ticket" is a defined term in the TTA at Utah Code §13-56-102(5):
"(5) “Transferrable ticket” means a ticket to an event that a person issues using a delivery method that enables the purchaser to lawfully resell the ticket independent of the person who issued the ticket or the person’s agent or operator."
Notice that this definition requires that a ticket not only be transferrable, but that a purchaser must be able to resell the ticket independently of the person who issued the ticket or the person's agent or operator. For example, if a person issues a ticket that is transferable, but that can only be resold on that person's secondhand marketplace or platform, the ticket is not a "transferrable ticket."
"Venue is a defined term in the TTA at Utah Code § 13-56-102(6):
Subsection (6)(b) of this definition provides some helpful examples of what may qualify as a "venue," but this list is not exhaustive. Your location may qualify as a “venue” even if it is not specifically listed.
- Up to 10% of the total number of tickets issued for an event may be "restricted tickets." The total number of tickets includes each ticket that provides access to the event, regardless of whether the ticket is made available for sale. The total number of tickets does not include a ticket that is part of a youth basketball program associated with a professional sports team where tickets are donated or issued at a reduced rate; and
- Each calendar year, an unlimited number of "restricted tickets" may be issued for up to 10% of the total concert and theater events held at the same venue during the calendar year.
Since these allowances are formulated as percentages of values that will vary by venue and event, the TTA does not provide an exact number of tickets that may be restricted tickets.
Yes. A person who issues a restricted ticket must provide the purchaser a clear and conspicuous written notice that states the ticket may not be resold or transferred. Keep in mind that this requirement does not apply to an event or venue of an "exempt entity" as defined in the TTA at Utah Code §13-56-102(3).
No. Keep in mind that this requirement does not apply to an event or venue of an "exempt entity" as defined in the TTA at Utah Code §13-56-102(3).
A "venue operator," or person who operates a venue, is responsible for submitting that venue's reports. Keep in mind that this requirement does not apply to an event or venue of an "exempt entity" as defined in the TTA at Utah Code §13-56-102(3).
The first reporting date is July 15, 2020. This is because the first reporting period begins on the effective date of the TTA, January 1, 2020. You can find information concerning the reporting requirement at Utah Code §13-56-302. Remember, whether a venue operator needs to submit a report to the Division depends upon whether there was an event scheduled at the venue during the applicable reporting period for which a person issued one or more restricted tickets.
The contents of a July 15 report differ slightly from the contents of a January 15 report:
They are generally not "restricted" or "transferable" under the TTA. Free tickets to an event are counted towards the total number of tickets issued for an event when calculating the percentage of restricted tickets, but are not counted as restricted tickets.