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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.

2D Testing start date:  09-29-2014

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)


Form 740 [PDF 1415K] (Posted 09-12-2014)

Form 740-EZ [PDF 745K] (Posted 09-12-2014)

Form 740-NP [PDF - 1132K] (Posted 09-12-2014)


The following test scenarios should be used for 2D barcode testing for tax year 2014.  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 - Form 740-EZ - 400-00-4201  [PDF 520K] (Posted 09-29-2014; Revision posted on 09-29-2014; Revision posted on 10-01-2014)

Test #2 - Form 740- 400-00-4202  [PDF 863K] (Posted 09-29-2014)

Test #3 - Form 740 - 400-00-4203  [PDF 1,554K] (Posted 09-29-2014; Posted revision on 10-01-2014 - corrected transposition of 10,635 on Sch A, Part II, line 3)

Test #4 - Form 740 - 400-00-4204  [PDF 1,377K] (Posted 09-29-2014)

Test #5 - Form 740 - 400-00-4205  [PDF 923K] (Posted 09-29-2014; Revision posted on 10-01-2014 - Sch A, Interest Expense section revised)

Test #6 - Form 740 - 400-00-4206  [PDF 1,238K] (Posted 09-29-2014; Revision posted on 10-01-2014 - 740, Sect B & C; Sch J revised; Revision posted on 10-02-2014 to correct Sect A, line 2)

Test #7 - Form 740-NP - 400-00-4207  [PDF 1,256K] (Posted 09-29-2014)

Test #8 - Form 740-NP - 400-00-4208  [PDF 981K] (Posted 09-29-2014; Revision posted on 10-01-2014 - 740-NP, Sect B & C revised)

Test #9 - Form 740-NP - 400-00-4209  [PDF 828K] (Posted 09-29-2014)

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2D Software Developer's Guide [PDF 104K] (Posted 08-28-2013)

Form 740 2D File Layout [Excel 37K] (Posted 08-28-2013)

Form 740-NP 2D File Layout [Excel - 36K] (Revised 09-19-2013) (9/19 - Changed field lengths on Schedule A limitation section.)

Form 740 2D Mapped [PDF 958K] (Posted 8-28-2013)

Form 740-EZ 2D Mapped [PDF 308K] (Posted 08-28-2013)

Form 740-NP 2D Mapped [PDF - 533K] (Posted 08-28-2013)

Approved 2D Barcode Software List  [PDF 90K] (Revised 01-08-2014)




Audrey Terry, 502-564-7862


Richard J. Hill, 502-564-7926





List of tax software vendors whose software produces an approved 2D barcode.

Approved 2D Barcode Software List [PDF 421K] (Revised 01-21-2015)


Last Updated 1/21/2015
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