Kentuckians can get a jump on tax season by filing their returns electronically.

The state’s e-filing system for individuals went live Tuesday and will go live for businesses on Jan. 26.

As opposed to by mail, e-filing is now preferred by a majority of Kentuckians.

“Five years ago, we had about 65 percent of individuals who filed electronically, and last year, 84 percent filed online, so that was almost a 30 percent jump,” said Pamela Trautner of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet.

Trautner said e-filing is the fastest way to get your tax refund, usually within 10 days, as compared to possibly two to three months. Even individuals who owe money to the state can file electronically.

You can get more information and find a list of taxpayer assistance centers at