Kentucky House Bill 487 became law on April 27, 2018, which includes the new 5% Kentucky flat income tax rate. The new law requires employers to withhold Kentucky income tax of 5% on employee taxable wages. The University of Kentucky implemented the tax update on the BW #12 payroll and biweekly employees will see a change in the amount of Kentucky income tax withheld from their pay checks issued today.
Based on further review and discussion with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, we will retro the new 5% rate on the MO #06 and BW #13 payroll periods back to May 1, 2018, thus employees will see changes in the amount of Kentucky income tax withheld from their June 29th pay checks. Additionally, BW #13 employees may see a change in their net pay as some employee benefits will not be withheld on the third biweekly payroll in June.
Please contact Payroll Services at 859-257-3946 if you have questions.