Kentucky Income Taxes and KY State Tax Forms

Your Kentucky State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2019  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be completed and e-Filed here on eFile.com along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return. The due date is April 15, 2020.

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"The Bluegrass State"

eFile.com makes it easy for you to prepare and e-file your IRS and Kentucky State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). Be aware that the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is an IRS and State Tax Agency policy, not an eFile.com policy. Thus, you technically cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Kentucky Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Kentucky 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. You can complete and sign the 2019 tax return forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency. The address is listed on the form. The IRS mailing address can be looked up here.

Function
Description
Prepare only a KY State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Kentucky Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Kentucky Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Kentucky Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your KY Tax Return was rejected by the KY Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Kentucky Tax Return.
Kentucky, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The penalty is 2% of the total taxes owed for every 30 days or fraction of that time that a return is filed after the tax return deadline. The maximum penalty is 20% of the taxes owed amount.
2. Late Payment Penalty: The penalty is 2% of the total taxes owed for every 30 days or fraction of that time that the payment is submitted after the tax return deadline. The maximum penalty is 20% of the taxes owed amount that is not withheld, collect, or paid on time. There is a $10 minimum penalty.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2020 Kentucky Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and Kentucky State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
April 15, 2020
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2020 Kentucky Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 Kentucky State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Kentucky Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2020 Kentucky Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a KY Tax Extension to file their Kentucky Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file an Kentucky State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 Kentucky Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2019 Kentucky Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Kentucky State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form 740
Individual Income Tax Return
Form 740-NP
Individual Income Tax Return for Nonresident or Part-Year Resident
Form 8863-K
Kentucky Education Tuition Tax Credit
Determines your paycheck KY Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

How To File a Kentucky Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2019 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2020 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 

If you are certain that you cannot file your Kentucky return by the deadline, you needed to complete and file Form 740EXT (to be added) by April 15, 2020 to receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2020. However, if you have already filed a federal tax extension, you do not have to file a separate state extension form. Attach a copy of your federal extension to your state return to receive a tax return filing extension for your state return.

If you expect to owe Kentucky income taxes, you must pay at least 75% of your tax payment owed with the Extension Payment Voucher below the KY extension form by April 15, 2020 to avoid interest and late payment penalties. 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, 2020. If you eFiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete the extension payment voucher on eFile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, the voucher is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use the voucher unless it is made electronically. Use eFile.com and prepare a Kentucky tax return to find out what your Kentucky state income tax payment will be.

If you owe Kentucky and/or IRS income taxes and don't pay them by Tax Day, you will be charged Kentucky and IRS late tax payment penalties. Calculate and estimate IRS late payment penalties.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2020.

The extended IRS/Kentucky eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Kentucky tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2020. 

2018 Tax Year Kentucky Income Tax Forms

Kentucky Income Tax forms for Tax Year 2018 can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Select the respective Form(s) below and sign it online here on eFile.com, and mail them to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. In addition to filing Kentucky Forms, you might also have to file the 2018 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Return for Nonresident or Part-Year Resident
Kentucky Education Tuition Tax Credit
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Kentucky Tax Forms

Kentucky Income Tax forms for Tax Year 2017 can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Select the respective Form(s) below and sign it online here on eFile.com, and mail them to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. In addition to filing Kentucky Forms, you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Return Single Persons With No Dependents
Individual Income Tax Return for Nonresident or Part-Year Resident
Kentucky Education Tuition Tax Credit
Tax Amendment

Kentucky Tax Facts, Information

Kentucky Tax Information and Contacts

KY Tax Type
Description
2019 Sales Tax (to be updated)
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.
Kentucky Tax Fact
  1. At $3.30 per gallon, Kentucky has the highest wine tax.
  2. 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.

Kentucky Tax Payment Options
Kentucky State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the KY Dep. of Revenue

 

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