Our Software Developer's Information area is designed to provide information for tax software developers who are interested in electronic filing, 2D barcoding and/or recreating substitute forms for the Commonwealth. Click on the links below for additional information.
Announcements and Important Dates
Kentucky will follow the IRS schedule and begin accepting TY2012 resident individual income tax electronic return transmissions through the 1040 Fed/State MeF on January 30, 2013.
TY2012 v1.2 Form 740 schema posted - to be used in ATS beginning January 9, 2013 and Production January 30, 2013.
The filing deadline was extended to April 15th for Fisher/Farmer filers. See link for details: Filing Deadline Extended for Fisher Farmer filers [PDF 47K] (Added 2/27/2013)
Directs you to the electronic filing layouts for the current tax year, Kentucky Publication 1346, Electronic Return File Specifications for Individual Income Tax Returns as well as additional information regarding field mappings.
Directs you to the current years electronic filing test scenarios. These test scenarios are used for electronic filing testing and 2D barcode testing.
Approved Tax Professional Software - TY2012.pdf [PDF 58K] (Revised 04-30-2013)
Approved Software Vendors for Online Electronic Filing-TY2012.pdf [PDF 52K] (Revised 02-20-2013)
Directs you to the current year 2D barcode layout, barcode specifications manual and mapped forms. The 2D 740-NP Non-Resident barcode information is also included.
Approved 2D Barcode Software Vendors List [PDF 70K] (Revised 01-16-2013)
Directs you to the current year forms design manual, the current year 1D barcode list for individual and corporate income tax forms, draft individual and corporate income tax forms, final individual and corporate income tax forms and contact information for all form types.
Substitute Forms Vendor Approval List - Individual Income Tax, General Partnerships & Fiduciary Forms for TY2012 [PDF 56K] (Revised 05-03-2013)
Substitute Forms Vendor Approval List - Corporate Income Tax Forms for TY2012 [PDF 51K] (Revised 05-07-2013)
Electronic Funds Transfer
Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer - Form 10A070 (33K)
Directs you to information about Kentucky's electronic filing program including the state schema, business rules, reject codes and KY Publication 4164.
The primary method of transmitting Kentucky returns for tax year 2012 is through the Modernized Electronic Filing System (MeF). Kentucky has elected to follow the IRS's lead and allow filing through the legacy system if the IRS determines an emergency situation has occurred and the IRS contingency plan has been implemented. In order to participate in the contingency plan, you will need to contact us and test through legacy in addition to MeF.
MEF Production Status: Operational
MEF ATS Status: Operational