Sales tax rates in Kentucky are destination-based meaning the sales tax rate is determined from the shipping address.
Kentucky sales tax is imposed on the gross receipts derived from both retail sales of tangible personal property, digital property, and sales of certain services in Kentucky.
The Kentucky sales tax rate is currently 6.0%. In Kentucky, no other municipality can add sales taxes on top of the state rate.
Kentucky imposes use tax on the purchase price of tangible personal property, digital property purchased for storage, use or other consumption in Kentucky. The use tax is a "back stop" for sales tax and generally applies to property purchased outside the state for storage, use or consumption within the state.
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Special Tax Rules for Kentucky:
Follow this link to the Kentucky Department of Revenue for more information.