State says tax amnesty ending soon

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The deadline is nearing for delinquent Kentucky taxpayers to take advantage of an amnesty period.

Kentucky officials say this is the first amnesty period in 10 years and allows people to pay taxes that are due without paying fees or penalties and having the interest reduced by half.

The Finance and Administration Cabinet says since amnesty began Oct. 1, nearly 25,000 calls have been fielded and more than 10,000 people and companies have made payments.

The deadline is Nov. 30, and the state says after that, penalties and interest as well as collection efforts will increase.

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