Kentucky Business Tax Registration

General Information

Businesses that operate within Kentucky are required to register with the Kentucky Department of Revenue so that tax liability may be assessed. In Kentucky, a business may be subject to Sales and Use Tax (KRS Chapter 139), Employer’s Withholding Tax (KRS Chapter 141), Limited Liability Entity Tax (KRS Chapter 141), Corporation Income Tax or Pass-Through Entities Tax (KRS Chapter 141), and others depending on the nature of the business. Upon registration, the Department of Revenue will issue the business one or more Kentucky tax account numbers and mail applicable tax returns to the business.

Purpose/Necessity

The tax laws in Kentucky are, of course, mandatory. The Department of Revenue is the government body which administers the tax laws, monitors the tax liabilities, and collects the tax revenues in Kentucky. A business will have to register with the Department of Revenue if it has newly opened, is under new ownership, resumed activities, hired employees, changed entity type, began new taxable activity, or for other related reasons. A non-profit organization is also required to register with the Department of Revenue to confirm tax exemption and/or determine any applicable Kentucky tax liability.

A non-profit organization is additionally able to obtain exemption from Kentucky sales and use taxes on purchases of tangible personal property, digital property, or services. If the exemption is obtained, the non-profit organization will receive a Letter of Authorization from the Kentucky Department of Revenue providing an exemption number and instructions on how to avoid paying sales and use tax to the supplier. The non-profit organization may avoid sales and use taxes only on purchases made to be used within the exempt functions of the organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Services Offered and Cost

Register for Kentucky Business Taxation
Legal fees: $100 flat fee
Filing fees and other costs: none
This includes:

  1. Review of client’s information to ensure legal requirements are fulfilled
  2. Instructions as to unique tax liability if relevant
  3. Completion of Tax Registration Application Form 10A100
  4. Submission of form with Kentucky Department of Revenue
  5. Email confirmation of Kentucky taxation registration

If you are ready to get started, please CLICK HERE to enter basic information using our secure online form.

 

Obtain Non-Profit Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Legal fees: $100 flat fee
Filing fees and other costs: none

This includes:

  1. Review of client’s information to ensure legal requirements are fulfilled
  2. Completion of Application for Purchase Exemption Sales and Use Tax Form 51A125
  3. Submission of form with Kentucky Department of Revenue
  4. Email confirmation of Kentucky sales and use tax exemption

If you are ready to get started, please CLICK HERE to enter basic information using our secure online form.