Make Sure You Are Up-to-Date on Kentucky's New Tax Law
Posted on May 31, 2018 by Andrea Shindlebower in General HR Requirements

The 2018 legislative session approved changes to Kentucky’s tax code that will affect most employees.   These changes require all employers beginning no later than July 1, 2018, to begin withholding a flat income tax rate of 5% from employee earnings. 

House Bill 487, passed in the 2018 Regular Session, made various changes to Kentucky's tax codes for the calendar year. Among the updates was a switch to a flat 5 percent income tax rate. Employers are responsible for changing their payroll system to account for the new withholding amount that is retroactive for the year.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has updated its 2018 withholding tables.

You can access the new tax tables and the new 2018 Kentucky withholding formula here.

You can get answers to questions about the new tax law at

Download a sample memo to use with employees. 


City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks -- January 31
Posted on January 11, 2016 by Andrea Shindlebower in General HR Requirements

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City Information Reporting Deadline for City Clerks -- January 31

KRS 83A.085 requires the city clerk to provide to the Department for Local Government (DLG) a list containing the names of the mayor, legislative body members, and the following appointed officials who are serving as of January 1 of each year:

a. City clerk;                                                                                   
b. City treasurer;
c. City manager;
d. City attorney;
e. Finance director;
f. Police chief;
g. Fire chief; and
h. Public works director.

In addition, the clerk should also provide the correct name of the city, mailing address for city hall, telephone number of city hall and the name and telephone number of either an elected or appointed official to serve as a contact person that may be reached during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The form ( provided by DLG identifies the information needed. This information must be received by DLG no later than January 31 of each year.  The Kentucky League of Cities is also requesting that this information be sent to KLC, so that we will also have the most accurate information.  Information on how to submit this form for both entities is below.

Cities and Special Districts Branch
Department for Local Government
1024 Capital Center Drive, Ste. 340
Frankfort, KY 40601

Tammy Penna
Kentucky League of Cities
100 East Vine Street, Ste. 800
Lexington, KY 40507