Finance and Administration Cabinet
Kentucky’s standard deduction; pension exclusion for 2009 tax year
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s standard deduction for individual income tax increases to $2,190 for the 2009 tax year as authorized by KRS 141.081(2). This change represents an increase from $2,100 for the 2008 tax year. Taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on their individual income tax return are entitled to claim this increased standard deduction.
Kentucky’s individual income tax pension exclusion will remain unchanged at $41,110 for the 2008 tax year. This exclusion applies to tax returns due April 15, 2009.
The 2005 General Assembly repealed KRS 141.0105, which previously provided for the pension exclusion to be adjusted annually for inflation.