Kentucky Income Tax Rate 2018 - 2019

Kentucky state income tax rate table for the 2018 - 2019 filing season has one income tax bracket or a flat KY tax rate of 5% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Kentucky tax rate changed this year from a progressive structure to a single flat rate.

Kentucky income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Outlook for the 2019 Kentucky income tax rate is to remain unchanged at 5%.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: 2018 Kentucky Tax Rates, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to5%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: 2018 Kentucky Tax Rates, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to5%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: 2018 Kentucky Tax Rates, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to5%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: 2018 Kentucky Tax Rates, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to5%

Please reference the Kentucky tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Kentucky income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2018 - 2019 legislative changes to the KY tax rate or tax brackets. The Kentucky income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Kentucky Tax Brackets 2018 - 2019

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Kentucky, we can see that Kentucky collects individual income taxes similarly for Single and Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the flat nature of Kentucky state income tax rates at 5% regardless of income and status.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Kentucky:

  • Flat tax rate of 5% is applied to all taxable income.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Kentucky:

  • Flat tax rate of 5% is applied to all taxable income.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the KY tax rates and the number of income tax brackets remain the same.

Last updated: December 27, 2018