Processing of 2023 Kentucky returns will begin February 5, 2024
Understanding The Refund Process
E-filed returns require approximately 2 to 3 weeks for processing.  Paper returns require approximately 8 to 12 weeks for processing due to the 
	                                 	opening, sorting, scanning & reviewing of these returns.

* Direct Deposit only. Allow an additional week for paper check requests.

Error correction will require additional time to process and may result in the issuance of a paper check in lieu of a direct deposit where applicable.

  The Kentucky Department of Revenue offers additional information regarding the processing and status of your refund request. You may use the tool below for the most current status of your current year original return.
Check Refund Status Online (Current Year Original Only)
Enter the primary social security number on your Kentucky tax return.
Enter the exact refund amount shown on your Kentucky tax return in whole dollars only.
To obtain a previous year(s) refund status, please call (502) 564-4581 to speak to an examiner. Prior year and amended return processing may require in excess of 20 weeks to complete.
Protecting You Against Tax Fraud:

The Department of Revenue takes identity fraud very seriously. If any of your information (address, bank account, etc.) changed since last year, there may be additional security steps to verify your identity to protect you and the Commonwealth. This may result in extended refund processing times.

 Report Tax Fraud
Return Adjustments:
If your tax return was adjusted and you would like to provide additional documentation for review you may mail to:

Kentucky Department of Revenue
Taxpayer Assistance
PO Box 181 Station 56
Frankfort, KY 40601

Or via fax: 502-564-3392.