State to begin processing 2022 state tax returns next week

The Kentucky Department of Revenue began accepting electronically filed 2022 individual income tax returns on January 23rd, mirroring the IRS tax filing timeline, with processing of Kentucky returns scheduled to begin on Monday, February 6th.

Electronic individual income tax returns typically take four to six weeks to process. Taxpayers may check the status of their refund by visiting and entering their Social Security number and exact dollar amount of the expected Kentucky refund.

The deadline for taxpayers to file 2022 tax returns is Tuesday, April 18th due to a holiday in the District of Columbia.

Depending upon household income, some taxpayers may qualify for the Free File Alliance, which offers no-cost Kentucky tax return preparation for electronic returns and allows taxpayers to receive refunds via direct deposit. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit, select “Individual,” then “Free Electronic Filing.”