Communication From the Kentucky Department of Revenue
Kentucky Income Tax Return Filing Date Extended to July 15
(March 22, 2020) At the direction of Governor Beshear, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will adopt most of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) income tax relief described in recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2020-18.
- Extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax return filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
- Late filing penalties will be waived for 2019 Kentucky income returns that are filed by July 15, 2020.
- Kentucky income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 are deferred for 90 days to July 15, 2020.
- Late payment penalties will be waived for income tax payments deferred from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. However, interest still applies to the deferred income tax payments because Kentucky law prohibits the waiver of interest.
- The Kentucky relief applies only to income taxes.
Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief will soon be available on DOR's website.
In-person Assistance Suspended
(March 16, 2020) Effective immediately, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will not receive walk-in customers for tax filing assistance, collections cases, or other tax-related issues due to concerns surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Previously scheduled appointments will be cancelled and rescheduled if possible.
DOR representatives are available by phone or email. Taxpayer Service Center (TSC) locations and contact information may be found on the DOR Service Center page. Please note that wait and response times will be much longer than usual because DOR has reduced the number of employees at the Frankfort central office and all TSCs.
Please visit the Contact Us page for other DOR contact options.
To reduce the community spread of COVID-19, DOR is taking these precautions. Promoting the health and well-being of our employees and our customers are our priorities. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Information From the Kentucky Department for Public Health
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is responding actively to the COVID-19 situation. KDPH has prepared a webpage based on what is currently known about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019 and was first detected in a Kentucky resident on March 6, 2020.
For the latest information and prevention updates, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 novel coronavirus site.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of illness by washing their hands properly. Make handwashing a healthy habit. For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control Prevention handwashing site.
Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the KDPH hotline at (800) 722-5725.