Year-end E-filing Requirements for Kentucky

Reporting wages and certain payments to the State of Kentucky.

The tax season is here and it’s time to get serious about your year-end filing. You may understand and be fully prepared to file your Forms 1099 and W-2 with the IRS, but what about your state’s e-filing requirements? 

Today we’re talking about Kentucky, the home of the Kentucky Derby!

Here are the requirements for filing your W-2s and 1099s with their state agency. 

Does the W-2 need to be filed with Kentucky?

Yes, the State of Kentucky requires the filing of Form W-2 if there was state withholding. This form must be submitted by January 31, 2021, this year, because this falls on a weekend, the deadline is February 1, 2021. Remember, regardless of whether you are paper filing or filing electronically, you must adhere to this deadline. 

Do you need to file 1099s with the State of Kentucky? 

The State of Kentucky requires state filing of all the 1099 forms that are filed with the IRS. The following 1099’s must be filed with the state. 

The deadline to file 1099-NEC form to report non-employee compensation with the IRS is January 31, 2021. Again, this year the deadline falls on a weekend, so the state will expect your form on or before February 1, 2021. The deadline to file all other 1099 forms is March 31, 2021. 

Is there a reconciliation form for the State of Kentucky? 

No, there are no additional forms that need to be filed with W2s or 1099s. 

Please note that when you are filing more than 25 returns, you are required to file electronically. 

When paper filing, you should file Form K-5, Employer’s Report of Withholding Tax Statement in place of the W-2 or 1099. 

Ready to begin filing your Forms W-2 and 1099? 

With TaxBandits, you can handle your IRS filing, state filing, and easily distribute your recipient copies by mail! The same is true for the other 1099s you need to file. 


As for the W-2, we support the filing of this form with the SSA and state. Get started with your year-end filing in your TaxBandits account today! Sign up for free to get started!


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