Kentucky Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & Kentucky income taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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Kentucky income tax calculation

Known as the Bluegrass State, Kentucky’s economy is based on manufacturing, trade, mining, and agriculture. The median household income is $55,629 (2021).

Brief summary of Kentucky state income tax:

  • a flat rate of 5% state income tax
  • no state payroll tax
  • has state-level standard deduction
  • no state-level exemptions
Kentucky United States

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Calculating your Kentucky state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 5%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Adjusted gross income Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Any $2,770
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
Any $5,540
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Any $2,690
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
Any $5,380
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Any $2,650
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
Any $5,300

State exemptions

There is no state-level exemptions.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Kentucky income tax?

Calculate your Kentucky state income tax with the following six steps:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $49000 a year after taxes in Kentucky?

A single filer in Kentucky will take home $38,819.50, with a income tax of $10,180.50, if he/she earns $49,000 in 2022.