Kentucky Income Taxes and KY State Tax Forms

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Prepare and efile Your Kentucky Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Kentucky state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.

Kentucky Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Kentucky state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2015 2014 Kentucky State Tax Return Due date for Kentucky State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2015 2014 Kentucky State Tax Extension Due date for Kentucky extensions
October 15, 2015 2014 Kentucky State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2014 Kentucky State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.

Kentucky State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Kentucky allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Kentucky state tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form 740 Individual Income Tax Return




 



Form 740 Section A Business Incentive and Other Tax Credits
Form 740 [Section C] Family Size Tax Credit Worksheet
Form 740 CTP Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States 
Form 740/740NP Schedule A Kentucky Itemized Deductions
Form 740NP Schedule D Income and Adjustments
Form 740-X Amended Kentucky Individual Income Tax Return
Form 2210-K Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form 8863-K Kentucky Education Tuition Tax Credit

Kentucky State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

 

FormDescription
Form K-4 Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate

KY Tax Extension

Extension FormKentucky Extension InstructionsHow to File

Form 40A102

Taxpayers who are unable to file a return by April 15, 2015 may request an extension. This is not an extension to pay taxes owed. The extension request must be submitted in writing to the Kentucky Department of Revenue on or before April 15, 2015. The request must state a reasonable cause for the inability to file. Extensions are limited to six months.

Individuals who receive a federal extension are not required to request a separate Kentucky extension. They can meet the requirements by attaching a copy of the application for automatic federal extension or the approved federal extension (Form 4868) to the Kentucky return. If KY taxpayers do not file a federal extension form, they must file Form 40A102. A copy of the Kentucky extension request must be attached to the KY return.

Interest and late payment penalty charges can be avoided by remitting payment with the Extension Payment Voucher below the KY extension form by October 15, 2015. You must pay at least 75% of your tax payments owed by April 15, 2015. If the amount paid is less than 75%, you may be charged a late payment penalty of at least $10. An annual 6% interest rate applies to any taxes paid after April 15, 2015.

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KY Extension Payment Voucher


Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a Kentucky tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

KY Tax Amendment

Kentucky state tax amendments cannot be efiled; they must be filed by mail. Learn how to amend a Kentucky state tax return.


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Kentucky tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2013 Kentucky Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form 740 Individual Income Tax Return

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Form 740-ES Estimated Tax Voucher
Form 2210-K Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form 8582-K Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Form 8863-K Kentucky Education Tuition Tax Credit
Schedule A Kentucky Itemized Deductions
Schedule D Kentucky Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule M Kentucky Federal Adjusted Gross Income Modifications
Schedule P Kentucky Pension Income Exclusion

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Kentucky State Tax Refund Status

If you efiled your KY state tax return, wait at least 7-14 days for your return to be processed before checking the status of your refund. If you filed your return on paper, wait at least 8 to 12 weeks for your return to be processed before checking your status.

Check your Kentucky tax refund status online.

KY efile Error Codes

If your Kentucky state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Kentucky State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Kentucky Tax Facts

KY Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across six tax brackets at six graduated tax rates.

  • 2% for the first $3,000 of taxable income
  • 3% for  taxable incomes between $3,001 and $4,000
  • 4% for taxable incomes between $4,001 and $5,000
  • 5% for taxable incomes between $5,001 and $8,000
  • 5.8% for taxable incomes between $8,001 and $75,000
  • 6% for taxable incomes  $75,001 and above

KY Sales Tax:

Kentucky has a sales tax rate of 6%. There is also a 6% use tax rate for those who make out-of-state purchases for consumption, storage, or use in the state.

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KY Personal Property Tax:

Personal property tax rates vary based on county. It is levied on the fair cash value of all personal property unless a specific exemption exists in the state Constitution or the KY General Assembly has granted it.

For homeowners who are either 65 years of age or older or deemed completely disabled, there is a Kentucky homestead exemption available.

Odd Tax Fact:

A 6% motor vehicle usage tax is collected on every motor vehicle used in the state. A county clerk or officer collects the tax when

  • The vehicle is required to be registered at the time of ownership transfer OR
  • A vehicle is offered for 1st time registration in Kentucky.

Motor vehicle owners will receive license tags once they pay the usage tax.

KY State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Kentucky Department of Revenue.

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