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​​​​​Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 141 requires employers to withhold income tax for both residents and nonresidents employees (unless exempted by law). Employers must withhold the income tax of the employees receiving "wages" as defined in Section 3401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Special Withholding Exemption Certificate

We strongly encourage all employers to utilize Form K-4E, Special Withholding Exemption Certificate when applicable. The K-4E should be completed by employees that anticipate no Kentucky Income Tax liability. If the employee is eligible to claim this exemption, the employer will not withhold Kentucky income tax from wages. This certificate may be used instead of Form K-4 by those employees qualified to claim the exemption.​​

Form K-4E Special Withholding Exemption Certificate​​

​​​2017 Withholding Tax Tables

​​​​​​​​2016 Withholding Tax Tables

Forms Not Available Online​

  • 42A801 - Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld K-1
  • 42A803 - Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld K-3
  • 42A801E - Kentucky Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld K-1E (Worksheet & Return for EFT accounts)
  • 42A803E - Kentucky Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld K-3E (Worksheet & Return for EFT accounts)

These forms are meant to be scanned and sent to us for processing. Failure to use the original forms may delay the processing, and can lead to transposition errors that may cause your return to be considered late. If the original is lost please call (502) 564-7287, or visit one of the Department of Revenue's offices​ for replacement.​​​​

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​Additional Resources

Pay Employer Payroll Withholding

To electronically submit W-2 files:

Electronic Submission of Wage and Tax Statements W-2s
https://revweb.ky.gov/w2ftp/wfLogon.aspx

Paper W-2 submissions should be mailed to

Kentucky Department of Revenue
P O Box 856950
Louisville, KY 40285-6950

Or if certified/overnight address is needed:

Kentucky Department of Revenue
6716 Grade Lane Suite 910
Louisville, KY 40213-3439

CD W-2 and/or 1099 submissions should be mailed to:

Attn: CD Processing Station 57
Kentucky Department of Revenue
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

To file a return and pay:

Withholding Return And Payment System (WRAPS)

Tax Payment Solution (TPS) - Register for EFT payments and pay EFT Debits online

Mail a return with check or money order made payable to "Kentucky State Treasurer":

Kentucky Department of Revenue
Frankfort, KY 40620-0004

To pay a bill:

E-Payments - Credit Cards and ACH Debits

Mail a check or money order made payable to "Kentucky State Treasurer" to the address on the bill.


All tax payment and e-file options

Filing Withholding Taxes

​File Online Returns

T​he Withholding Return and Payment System (WRAPS) provides the taxpayers of the Commonwealth the ability to file their Withholding K-1 and K-3 returns online. Taxpayers may file returns, view previously filed online returns, amend returns, request refunds and credit forwards as well as the ability to access the Enterprise Electronic Payment System for paying Withholding Tax Due.​

E-file W-2s​

Department of Revenue allows employers to submit wage and tax information via the internet as an alternative method of submitting the Report of Employees Annual Wage and Tax Information. This method is offered at no cost to the employer. Regulation 103 KAR 18:050, requires employers doing business in Kentucky with 100 or more employees to magnetically or electronically report annual wage and tax information. Submission of Wage and Tax information must be filed on or before January 31.

Department of Revenue will assign a personal identification number (PIN) when the employer declares an intention to send annual wage and tax reports to Department of Revenue via the Web. To register, please fill out the Form 42A808 - Authorization to Submit Employees Annual Wage Statements Via DOR Web Site and return it us.

To transmit W-2 files electronically, please visit https://revweb.ky.gov/w2ftp/wfLogon.aspx

Filers who registered to use the FTP software from previous years are already registered to use the web site. The PIN doesn't change. If you have forgotten your PIN number please call us (502) 564-7287.

If you have already registered and are ready to transfer your withholding information go to E-file and Payment Options in the top right hand corner of most of the pages within the DOR webpage.​

For more information, download 2016 Specifications for Electronic Submission of Annual Wage and Tax Information via Electronic Media or Web.

E-file 1099s and W2Gs on CD​

We allow submission of Forms 1099 and ​​W2G electronically on CD. Please follow the federal specifications for Information Return reporting with DOR defined fields in the B Record.

2016 Specifications for Electronic Submission of 1099 and W2G


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Employer Payroll Withholding

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