State sales tax rate6%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Kentucky. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Kentucky sales tax basics
The Kentucky (KY) state sales tax rate is currently 6%.
Kentucky has a single statewide rate.
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.
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