Kentucky Sales Tax Changes....Does it affect you

posted by Brian Thomas - 

Kentucky's new tax code will go into effect July 1 and dozens of services will see changes under the newly expanded sales tax.

How it will affect you:

Smokers and some service industries will be influenced most by the new tax code, according to Tax Foundation. 

These services will now be subject to the state's six percent sales tax: 

  • Landscaping
  • Janitorial services
  • Pet care and grooming
  • Small animal veterinary services
  • Fitness and recreational sports
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, and linen supply
  • Non-medical diet and weight loss centers
  • Limousine services
  • Bowling, golf courses, swimming pools, skating rinks, tennis courts, health spas 
  • Overnight trailer campgrounds
  • Extended warranties
  • Other personal services

Smokers will see a tax raised from 60 cents to $1.10 per pack on cigarettes, the organization says.

Veterinary services for horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, and buffalo are exempt from the six percent sales tax.

Dog and cat owners will now shell out more money for pet services including grooming, boarding, pet sitting, and obedience training.

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