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Kentucky Tax Brackets, Rates and Standard Deductions

You can prepare and e-File your 2020 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.

Find Kentucky income tax forms, tax brackets and rates by tax year.

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 Tax Agency. 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 2020 KY Tax Amendment
Kentucky Income Tax Forms
IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
Calculate and Estimate your IRS Income Tax Brackets and Rates with the eFile RATEucator.

Kentucky 2019 Income Bracket, Rate and Estimated Taxes Due

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

Other State Income Tax Brackets: Compare State Tax Brackets, Rates
For your personal Effective IRS Tax Rate use the RATEucator Tool

2020 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.

Tax Year
Status
Amount
2020
Single
$2,650
2020
Married
$2,650
2019
Single
$2,590
2019
Married
$2,590
Other Standard Deductions by State: Compare State Standard Deduction Amounts
IRS Standard Deduction: Federal Standard Deductions

E-File These 2020 Kentucky State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2020 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
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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.

* 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.

2019 Tax Year Kentucky Income Tax Forms

Kentucky Income Tax forms for Tax Year 2019 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 2019 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

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

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