Starting a Business in Kentucky

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The Basics

We have years of valuable filing experience in the state of Kentucky that can help your business get started right. Through our secure online ordering process, you can form a Kentucky corporation or create a new LLC in Kentucky easily, and affordably.

Choose any one of our affordable Kentucky business packages to get started. Each package as created to fit in any budget, and with any requirement. We’ll also include website, email, and phone service at no additional upfront cost so you can get on the web and start fielding client calls in minutes.

Doing Business in Kentucky

Business Maintenance

All Kentucky Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    File your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Kentucky Secretary of State and pay the filing fee. The cost to form a Kentucky corporation or Kentucky LLC is $40.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of Kentucky must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $9.
  • Annual Report
    Kentucky corporations and LLCs must file the Kentucky Annual Report every year after incorporation. The report is due by June 30 each year. The business report fee is $15.

Kentucky Business Taxes

Personal Income Tax
The Kentucky individual income tax rates are:
$ 0 – $3,000, tax is 2% of taxable income
$3,001 – $4,000 , tax is 3% of taxable income minus $30
$4,001 – $5,000, tax is 4% of taxable income minus $70
$5,001 – $8,000, tax is 5% of taxable income minus $120
$8,001 – $75,000, tax is 5.8% of taxable income minus $184
$75,001 and up, tax is 6% of taxable income minus $334

Corporate Business Tax
The tax rates for Kentucky corporations are:
$0 – $50,000, tax is 4% of taxable net income
$50,000 – $100,000, tax is 5% taxable net income
$100,000 and up, tax is 6% of taxable net income

Kentucky Business License

Kentucky does not require you to have a state business license, but you should check to see if you need any local licenses.


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