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Time Running Out To Submit Utility Exemption Form

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Changes are coming to the Kentucky tax system, and most people across the Commonwealth will be impacted.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, Kentucky House Bill 8 goes into effect. It will affect how various services are taxed.

Thirty-four additional service categories become subject to tax, including ride-share companies and short-term rental services, like Airbnb.

Businesses aren’t the only ones being effected by the tax. Utility customers could also see a sales tax applied to their bill  for residential utility services to any place other than their primary residence unless they fill out an exemption form.

Sewer services, water and fuel, including natural gas and electricity, will be subject to a 6 percent sales tax at the first of the year. Only utilities at your primary residence can be exempted. So for those who have a primary residence, a farm with utilities and possibly a house on Herrington Lake, only the residence can be exempt. The other two utilities will be taxed.

There is no expiration date for the exemption form. If there is a change of address, the form must be updated.

The primary residence exemption form can be downloaded at

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  1. Kathy G. on December 20, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    The form link above does not work.

    • Rose on December 31, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Do you have to submit a form for your primary residence to be exempted? There seems to be confusion on this point.

  2. Harrodsburg Herald on December 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    We added a new link. Thanks for letting us know the link was broken.

  3. Shawn Hudspeth on December 21, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Your above link does not load. So there for i cant fill out the form

    • Harrodsburg Herald on December 21, 2022 at 11:15 pm

      It works fine for me. You might try clearing out your cookies first.

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