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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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Kentucky state income tax

Kentucky has a population of over 4 million (2019) and is known for horse racing, moonshine and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken. The median household income is $48,375 (2017).

Brief summary:

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

From Wikipedia

Kentucky tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.

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

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – Standard/Itemized deductions = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

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

What taxes do Kentuckian pay?

The state-level income tax is a flat rate of 5%, regardless of your filing status.

How much do you make after taxes in Kentucky?

A single filer making $49,000 per annual will take home $38,819.50 after tax.
For a married couple with a combined annual income of $98,000, the take home pay is $77,639.

How much taxes are deducted from a $49,000 paycheck in Kentucky?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $848.38 monthly or $391.55 bi-weekly.