Kentucky Tax Brackets, Rates and Standard Deductions

You can prepare and e-File your 2021 Kentucky Income Taxes here on eFile.com 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 eFile.com 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 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.
File a 2021 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 eFile.com this is all calculated for you based on your income.

Kentucky Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2021

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 2020

Kentucky has a flat income tax of 5%.

2021 Kentucky Standard Deductions

Kentucky has a standard deduction that is available by default to all taxpayers who do not instead choose to file an itemized deduction.  Married Filing Jointly can only apply for one standard deduction.

Tax Year
Status
Amount
2021
Single
$2,690
Married Jointly
$2,690
2020
Single
$2,650
Married Jointly
$2,650

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