Finance and Administration Cabinet
April 18, 2011 deadline to file and pay 2010 income taxesApril 18, 2011 deadline to file and pay 2010 income taxes
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2011) – As the tax season progresses, the Kentucky Department Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that they will have a few additional days to file their taxes this year.
The 2011 deadline is Monday, April 18 due to Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, which falls on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays affect tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file or pay any taxes due this year.
All valid six-month extensions filed on or before April 18, 2011 will likewise extend the due date for filing a 2010 calendar year income tax return to Oct.17, 2011.
Individual taxpayers may avoid the last-minute rush by filing early, taking advantage of the speed and convenience of electronic filing, and choosing direct deposit for any refunds.
More than one million Kentucky taxpayers may be eligible to prepare and file their taxes electronically at no cost thanks to a public-private partnership called the Free File Alliance. To find out if you qualify, visit www.revenue.ky.gov.
All Kentucky income tax forms are available at www.revenue.ky.gov/forms or by calling (502) 564-3658. Forms are also available from most local post offices, financial institutions and libraries, as well as any of the 10 DOR field offices throughout the state. A list of field offices is available at www.revenue.ky.gov/aboutus/taxpayerservicecenters.htm.