State sales tax rate

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

* 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.

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Need fast access to the current sales tax rates in Kentucky? Get them here. The Kentucky tax rate table includes county tax rates, city tax rates, and more in a .CSV file organized by ZIP code.

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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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