Kentucky Income Tax Rate 2017 - 2018

Kentucky state income tax rate table for the 2017 - 2018 filing season has six income tax brackets with KY tax rates of 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, 5.8% and 6% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Kentucky tax rate and tax brackets are unchanged from last year.

Kentucky income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Outlook for the 2018 Kentucky income tax rate is to remain unchanged. The current Kentucky tax brackets have been in effect since 2005.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Kentucky State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to$3,0002%
$3,001to$4,0003%
$4,001to$5,0004%
$5,001to$8,0005%
$8,001to$75,0005.8%
$75,001to6%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Kentucky State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to$3,0002%
$3,001to$4,0003%
$4,001to$5,0004%
$5,001to$8,0005%
$8,001to$75,0005.8%
$75,001to6%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Kentucky State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to$3,0002%
$3,001to$4,0003%
$4,001to$5,0004%
$5,001to$8,0005%
$8,001to$75,0005.8%
$75,001to6%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Kentucky State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
$0to$3,0002%
$3,001to$4,0003%
$4,001to$5,0004%
$5,001to$8,0005%
$8,001to$75,0005.8%
$75,001to6%

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 2017 - 2018 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 2017 - 2018

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 versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Kentucky state income tax rates from the lowest KY tax rate bracket of 2% to the highest KY tax rate bracket of 6%.

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

  • Tax rate of 2% on the first $3,000 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3% on taxable income between $3,001 and $4,000.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $4,001 and $5,000.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $5,001 and $8,000.
  • Tax rate of 5.8% on taxable income between $8,001 and $75,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $75,000.

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

  • Tax rate of 2% on the first $3,000 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3% on taxable income between $3,001 and $4,000.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $4,001 and $5,000.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $5,001 and $8,000.
  • Tax rate of 5.8% on taxable income between $8,001 and $75,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $75,000.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the KY tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice also that the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household income tax bracket amounts are all the same for the state of Kentucky.

Last updated: October 14, 2017