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Whenever Possible, File Electronically

Filing electronically is the fastest way to receive your refund.  Electronically-filed returns generally process within two to three weeks.  Only refunds from electronically-filed returns can be direct deposited into your bank account.

2D Barcode Returns

​Even though some W-2 information is included, schedule K W-2 needs to be attached for verification of withholding claimed.
Addresses


​Make sure the address entered on the return is the correct address. If you move after you have submitted your return, please contact the Department of Revenue to update your address.
Amended Returns


​Use the proper form for the year you are amending and include a complete explanation of the changes. Please include corrected Kentucky and/or federal forms, schedules, or W2s. Processing of amended returns is from 4 to 6 months.
Attach Supporting Schedules
​Make sure all appropriate schedules and worksheets are attached to the return (i.e. K-1s, 8863-K, etc.)
Credit for Tax Paid to Another State

​Paper returns must include copies of other state(s) returns if claiming a credit. Electronically filed returns must have the Credit for Tax Paid to Another State worksheet completed and submitted with the electronic submission for proper processing.
Direct Deposit

If you are filing electronically and request that your refund be direct deposited, be sure to verify that all account and routing numbers are current.
Form 2210-K


​When applicable, use Form 2210-K to calculate any underpayment of estimated tax penalties, underpayment of estimated tax interest or to claim an exception to the penalty. Check the appropriate box on Form 740 when Form 2210-K is attached.
Payments


​When submitting payments for electronically filed returns, do not send a copy of your return. Use form 740-V to remit your payment. Include your Social Security number and tax year on the check.
Social Security Numbers
​Please enter them legibly and in the appropriate boxes on the return.
​Wage and Tax Statement


Be sure that schedule K W-2 is attached to support the Kentucky withholding claimed on the return.  It is no longer necessary to submit W-2s, 1099s, and/or W2Gs with your return.  Please retain these forms with your records and provide them only upon request.

Pay Income Tax

To File a Return


Pay a Return

     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     PO Box 856980
     Louisville, KY 40285-6980

Refund/Other Returns/Certified Mail
     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     PO Box 856970
     Louisville, KY 40285-6970

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


To Pay a Bill, Make an Estimated Payment or Pay an Electronic Payment Voucher

Electronic payment: Choose to pay directly from your bank account or by credit card.  Service provider fees may apply.

If paying by check or money order, make it payable to "KY State Treasurer" and mail to
     KY Department of Revenue
     Frankfort, KY  40619-0008




All tax payment and e-file options

Individual Income Tax

The Kentucky Department of Revenue conducts work
under the authority of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.