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​​Whenever Possible, File Electronically

Filing electronically is the fastest way to receive your refund.  Electronically filed returns generally process within four to six​ 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 KW2 needs to be attached for verification of withholding claimed.

​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 W-2s. Processing of amended returns is from four to six months.
Attach Supporting Schedules
​Make sure all appropriate schedules and worksheets are attached to the return (i.e. K-1s, 8863-K, Schedule ITC, federal tax forms, 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. Direct deposit is available for those filing Form 740 only.
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 or Form 740-NP when Form 2210-K is attached.

​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 Social Security numbers legibly and in the appropriate boxes on the return.
​Wage and Tax Statement

Be sure that schedule KW2 is attached to support the Kentucky withholding claimed on the return.  It is no longer necessary to submit W-2s, 1099s, and/or W-2Gs 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 740 or 740-NP

     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     Frankfort, KY 40619-0008

Refund or No Payment 740 or 740-NP
     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     Frankfort, KY 40618-0006

     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     Frankfort, KY 40620-0012

Overnight Address
     Kentucky Department of Revenue
     501 High Street
     Frankfort, KY  40601

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

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