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2D Barcode Specifications

The following information is for tax software developers who wish to support the 2D Barcode on the resident and/or non-resident Kentucky returns.

TY2015 2D Barcode Testing Start date:  09-17-2015

2D Software Developer's Guide  [PDF 105K]  (Posted 09-10-2015)

2D File Layouts

Form 740 and Form 740-EZ 2D Barcode Layout  [Excel 39K] (Posted 09-10-2015)

Form 740-NP 2D Barcode Layout  [Excel 39K] (Posted 09-10-2015)

Mapped Forms

Form 740-EZ Mapped to 2D Barcode  [PDF 669K] (Posted on 09-10-2015)

Form 740 Mapped to 2D Barcode  [PDF 904K] (Posted on 09-10-2015)

Form 740-NP Mapped to 2D Barcode  [PDF 972K] (Posted on 09-10-2015)


The following test scenarios should be used for 2D barcode testing for tax year 2015.  If you do not support a form/field in the scenario, modify the test scenario and provide it without the form/field.  You are welcome to submit your own tests in addition to the ones below.  Please advise what is not supported at the time you submit your tests. 

Tax Table versus the tax rate computation and rounding issues will not prevent your tests from being approved as we factor in a tolerance for both in our review.

Test 1 - 740-EZ - 4201  [PDF 577K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 2 - Form 740 - 4202  [PDF 685K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 3 - Form 740 - 4203  [PDF 3497K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 4 - Form 740 - 4204  [PDF 1699K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 5 - Form 740 - 4205  [PDF 767K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 6 - Form 740 - 4206  [PDF 470K] (Revision posted on 10-02-2015; changes highlighted)

Test 7 - Form 740-NP - 4207  [PDF 3975] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 8 - Form 740-NP - 4208  [PDF 1396K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

Test 9 - Form 740-NP - 4209  [PDF 295K] (Posted on 09-15-2015)

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Tax Year 2014

Approved 2D Barcode Software List for TY2014 [PDF 421K] (Revised 01-29-2015)

2D Software Developer's Guide [PDF 104K] (Posted 09-12-2014)

Form 740 and Form 740-EZ 2D Barcode Layout [Excel 39K] (Posted 09-12-2014; Revised on 09-16-2014)

Form 740-NP 2D Barcode Layout [Excel - 36K] (Revised 09-12-2014)





Richard J. Hill, 502-564-7926

Audrey Terry, 502-564-7862





TY2015 Approved 2D Barcode Software List  [PDF 419K] (Posted on 10-02-2015)


Last Updated 10/2/2015
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