Kentucky State tax brackets in 2018

KentuckyKentucky's tax brackets haven't changed since last year. Kentucky has a flat tax rate of 5.00%.

The combined federal and state marginal tax rate in the highest income range is 42.00%.

The maximum standard deductions in 2018 are $2,480 for single, married filing separately and head of household tax filers, and $2,480 for married filing jointly tax filers.

Kentucky treats personal exemptions as tax credits, which means instead of deducting an amount from taxable income, the exemptions reduce your actual tax liability after it has been calculated. The amount of the tax credit is$10 for single, married filing separately and head of household tax filers, and $20 for married filing together tax filers.

The Kentucky Dependant Tax Credit is $10 in 2018 , which is reducing the tax liability.

2018 Kentucky State tax brackets and tax rates

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Combined Federal & Kentucky tax brackets and marginal tax rates 2018

Taxable income Federal rate State rate Combined rate
$0 - $9,525 10.00% 5.00% 15.00%
$9,526 - $38,700 12.00% 5.00% 17.00%
$38,701 - $82,500 22.00% 5.00% 27.00%
$82,501 - $157,500 24.00% 5.00% 29.00%
$157,501 - $200,000 32.00% 5.00% 37.00%
$200,001 - $500,000 35.00% 5.00% 40.00%
$500,001 - 37.00% 5.00% 42.00%
Taxable income Federal rate State rate Combined rate
$0 - $19,050 10.00% 5.00% 15.00%
$19,051 - $77,400 12.00% 5.00% 17.00%
$77,401 - $165,000 22.00% 5.00% 27.00%
$165,001 - $315,000 24.00% 5.00% 29.00%
$315,001 - $400,000 32.00% 5.00% 37.00%
$400,001 - $600,000 35.00% 5.00% 40.00%
$600,001 - 37.00% 5.00% 42.00%
Taxable income Federal rate State rate Combined rate
$0 - $9,525 10.00% 5.00% 15.00%
$9,526 - $38,700 12.00% 5.00% 17.00%
$38,701 - $82,500 22.00% 5.00% 27.00%
$82,501 - $157,500 24.00% 5.00% 29.00%
$157,501 - $200,000 32.00% 5.00% 37.00%
$200,001 - $300,000 35.00% 5.00% 40.00%
$300,001 - 37.00% 5.00% 42.00%
Taxable income Federal rate State rate Combined rate
$0 - $13,600 10.00% 5.00% 15.00%
$13,601 - $51,800 12.00% 5.00% 17.00%
$51,801 - $82,500 22.00% 5.00% 27.00%
$82,501 - $157,500 24.00% 5.00% 29.00%
$157,501 - $200,000 32.00% 5.00% 37.00%
$200,001 - $500,000 35.00% 5.00% 40.00%
$500,001 - 37.00% 5.00% 42.00%

Kentucky State standard deduction 2018

Filing status Standard deduction
Single $2,480
Married, filing jointly $2,480
Married, filing separately $2,480
Head of Household $2,480

Kentucky State Exemption 2018

Filing statusTax Credit
Single $10
Married, filing jointly $20
Married, filing separately $10
Head of Household $10

Kentucky State Dependant exemption 2018

Dependant Tax Credit $10