Kentucky Tax Brackets, Rates and Standard Deductions

You can prepare and e-File your current Kentucky Income Taxes here on together with your Federal Income Tax Return. Information on how to only file a Kentucky State Income Return.

If you still need to file a return for a previous tax year, find the Kentucky tax forms below. You can complete and sign the forms here on before you mail them to the KY Department of Revenue. For Federal or IRS back taxes access the tax forms here.

Below find links to other important Kentucky income tax return information and other related features (e.g. tax extension, amendment, etc.)

Kentucky Income Tax Returns

Kentucky Income Taxes
Prepare, eFile a current KY + IRS Tax Return: Detailed Service Overview
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
File a current KY Tax Amendment
Kentucky Income Tax Forms
Kentucky Tax Brackets, Rates explained
IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
Calculate and Estimate your IRS Income Tax Brackets and Rates with the eFile RATEucator.

Income Tax Brackets, Rates, Income Ranges, and Estimated Taxes Due

Here you can find how your Kentucky based income is taxed at a flat rate. When you prepare your return on this is all calculated for you based on your income.

Kentucky Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2023

2023 Tax Rates will be 4.5%, a reduction by 0.5% from the 2022 tax rate.

Kentucky Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2022

Kentucky has a flat income tax of 5% — All earnings are taxed at the same rate, regardless of total income level.

Kentucky Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2021

Previous Kentucky flat income tax was 5%.

Kentucky Standard and Itemized Deductions

The Kentucky standard deductions did increase for current tax year. You can also itemize your Kentucky deductions.

When you prepare and eFile your Tax Return the eFile Tax App will apply the correct standard deductions for you or you can apply the itemized deduction method.

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