Loader gif
Jump to main content

Where’s My Kentucky State Tax Refund?

State Taxes Tax Refunds Taxes

Find more information about your Kentucky state income taxes below. Check your filing status and refund for any state.

Map of USA highlighting Kentucky State

Where’s My Kentucky State Tax Refund?

The Kentucky State Department of Revenue is where you can find your KY tax refund status. Check the status of your Kentucky tax refund using these resources.

State:  Kentucky
Website: https://refund.ky.gov
Refund Status Phone Support:  502-564-4581
Hours:  Mon. – Fri. 8a.m. – 5p.m. CT
Online Contact Form:  https://revenue.ky.gov/Get-Help/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx
2020 State Tax Filing Deadline:  May 17, 2021*

*Special 2020 Tax Filing Deadline Extension: Due to a recent disaster declaration, individuals and households that reside in or have a business in Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, Morgan, Ohio, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, and Wolfe counties have until June 30, 2021 to file. 

Note: If you chose to receive your Kentucky tax refund through direct deposit, please wait two to three weeks before checking the status of your refund on electronically filed returns. If you submitted a paper return, please wait eight to twelve weeks. Refunds requested via paper check can take an additional week to arrive.

Kentucky Tax Brackets

Kentucky is one of the few states in the U.S. that feature a flat income tax rate. KY state income tax is 5 percent and its sales tax rate is 6 percent. The average property tax is approximately $1,120 per year.

Kentucky Tax-Exempt Income

All residents of Kentucky that are active-duty members of the Armed Forces, members of the reserves, and members of the National Guard do not have to pay state income tax on their military earnings. When filing a return, all military pay should be excluded. If that’s the only source of income, the taxpayer does not have to file a state return.

Additionally, social security income is exempt from state income tax along with retirement income from government worker retirement systems within the state. All pensions and annuities are also not taxable up to $31,110. Lastly, interest accrued on treasury notes, bills, and bonds issued by the federal government are exempt.

Where’s My State Refund? Check Your Filing Status in Every State.

Start for free Sign In