FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 26, 2020)--At Gov. Andy Beshear's direction, the Kentucky
Department of Revenue is extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax filing deadline to
July 15, 2020.

The move tracks with income tax relief provisions issued March 20 by the federal
Internal Revenue Service in response to disruption caused by the novel coronavirus
pandemic.

"At a time when we are asking families and businesses to make sacrifices both large
and small to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, I am pleased to grant a few
extra months to prepare, file and pay state taxes," Gov. Beshear said. "For families
that are expecting a refund, please rest assured that our Department of Revenue
staff are diligently working, many from their homes, to quickly process returns and
get those dollars back in your pockets as soon as possible."

Kentucky's tax filing relief applies only to income taxes, including for individual,
corporate, fiduciary and pass-through entities that normally would be due April 15,
2020. It does not apply to withholding tax, sales and use tax, or other types of
state taxes.

Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief soon will be available
onDORs website [ https://revenue.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx ].To learn more about
Kentuckys efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, visit
kycovid19.ky.gov [ https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19 ].

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