Kentucky sales tax

Download Kentucky 2019 sales tax rates by ZIP code

Kentucky state sales tax rate

6%
Base state sales tax rate 6%
Total rate range 6%

* We strongly recommend using our Kentucky sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your specific location.

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Kentucky sales tax information

The state of Kentucky (KY) has a statewide sales tax rate of 6%.

Kentucky was listed in Kiplinger’s 2011 10 tax-friendly states for retirees. Though the sales tax is a moderate 6%, huge income tax benefits and exemptions make it a place to be for retirees.

Amazon.com owns and operates a number of fulfillment centers in Kentucky. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs.

Kentucky Sales Tax Rate Guide

Kentucky sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Kentucky sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Kentucky sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Kentucky sales tax resources

Kentucky sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in Kentucky are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

Kentucky sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Kentucky sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.