Modernized Electronic Filing (MeF)
The primary method of transmitting Kentucky returns for tax year 2012 is through the Modernized Electronic Filing System (MeF). Kentucky has elected to follow the IRS's lead and allow filing through the legacy system if the IRS determines an emergency situation has occurred and the IRS contingency plan is implemented. In order to participate in the contingency plan, you will need to notify us that you plan to participate and test through legacy in addition to MeF. (Contingency information is located on the E-File Specifications webpage.)
Separate tests were not created to test our MeF System and legacy system. For any forms not tested in those scenarios, we invite you to create your own tests submitting these forms (Form 8582K, Form 4562-K) to make sure you will experience no issues once you go live.
We will accept pdf documents limited to those documents that contain additional KY withholding that are not included in our schema or where your software does not support the schemas provided (e.g. Forms 1099OID and 1099DIV).
||KY MEF Status
MEF Production Status: Operational
MEF ATS Status: Operational
||Tax Year 2012
TY2012 Schema Package
- TY2012 v1.2 Form 740 Schema This version is the production copy of Kentucky's state tax year 2012 schema and has been revised to incorporate the TIGERS tax year 2012 schema v4.1. It replaces TY2012 v1.1 Form 740. Begin using in ATS on January 9, 2013 and Production on January 30, 2013. [106K] (Posted 01-09-2013)
TY2012 Business Rules
TY2012 MeF Documentation
- TY2012 KY Publication 4164 Information for Fed/State Development of Modernized E-file for Individual Income Tax [PDF 159K] (Revised 01-09-2013)